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Offline mac101

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GPS and Mount
« on: February 25, 2021, 10:02:47 AM »
Hey All,
I was thinking of adding a GPS unit to my Perentie.  I've seen this photo of a RAM mount base in SF vehicle (the round knob under the cable).  I think can make a similar bracket for my vehicle.

https://flic.kr/p/2kEDFFy

The Ram mount (RAM-101U) arrived today and I was happy to see it was a direct fit with military GPS mount.  I do need slightly longer screws.

https://flic.kr/p/2kEDJez




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Re: GPS and Mount
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 11:37:12 AM »
Why not just use the mount that the GPS comes with - mine works well.

Garry

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Re: GPS and Mount
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 12:37:34 PM »
Why not just use the mount that the GPS comes with - mine works well.

Garry

Hi Garry,
Are you referring to this device?  I didn't think this was a GPS.

https://flic.kr/p/2kEKzn3

I've never had a handheld GPS come with a mount for the vehicle.  I could also change out the mount for a cell phone mount.

Thanks,
Mac


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Re: GPS and Mount
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 02:40:10 PM »
Sorry - I am a bit confused - you said GPS so just assumed a standard GPS which normally come with a mount to be mounted on the dash or windscreen - so what sort of GPS are you talking about.

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Re: GPS and Mount
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 02:34:50 AM »
I've found something that looks like what the military uses.  It works like standard handheld GPS but without encryption key loading ability used in the military.  As I understand,  In the US military GPS and radios have to have an encryption key loaded to continue operating on net works.

Here's a photo of the GPS in the mount.

https://flic.kr/p/2kEDJh5