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Old 07-10-2014, 7:28 PM
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Default Laird GPS Antenna w/ 536HP

I am trying to price out a new build for a vehicle i will be outfitting with a few uniden 536 hp's. I really want to use the GPS feature of the scanner and i was wondering if anybody knows a way to get a Laird Technologies - GPSUW15M - 3-5V GPS Antenna working with this unit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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The problem I see is you need a rs-232 end to plug into the uniden. This antenna probably has a sma connector on it which plugs into a normal gps unit...kind like the garmin set up. Why not just buy the uniden gps and be done with it. You can paint them with any color.
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That looks like just an antenna. You'd still need the receiver.

I used the Garmin 18x LVC. (LVC has the wires that you have to put a plug on.) You can also get the serial version that has a serial plug and 12v adapter.
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I'm using the Uniden GPS device. The antenna portion sits on the dash of my vehicle and does a pretty good job.

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In the past I've used a Garmin eTrex Legend with a 12 volt power wire. It did the job but I didn't like leaving an obvious GPS device on my dash for security reasons.

Any NMEA compatible GPS device works as long as it has that 9 pin RS 232 connection.

(The antenna you posted is but part of a system commonly found on public safety vehicles and buses. It connects to another "box" inside the vehicle. The primary use for that setup is to communicate the vehicle's location to a dispatch center computer so the closest resources are dispatched as needed. This is called "AVL/GPS" or automatic vehicle location based on global positioning system.)

Using a GPS device for location based scanning is a very handy feature which I believe you will like.

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