GPS Receiver working with multiple scanners

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ofd8001

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I've got the Uniden GPS receiver installed in my vehicle for use with a 996XT.

Is there a way to make this receiver work on two scanners at the same time?

With a little tinkering and some equipment, one antenna can serve two scanners or one external speaker can server two scanners, so I was wondering if the same is true for a GPS receiver.
 

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Generally no, because it's a serial data connection. It's a one-to-one connection.

One speaker connected to two radios is not a good idea.
 

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Going back to the original Q/A, in a GPS system you can have as many "listeners" as you want, but you can only have one "talker." The GPS unit is considered a talker and all the scanners are considered listeners.
 

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Going back to the original Q/A, in a GPS system you can have as many "listeners" as you want, but you can only have one "talker." The GPS unit is considered a talker and all the scanners are considered listeners.
So will the cable listed above this post be OK to use to split a GPS between my 996xt and bcd536 without causing any damage

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So will the cable listed above this post be OK to use to split a GPS between my 996xt and bcd536 without causing any damage

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I home-made mine but essentially it is what is pictured. GPS is shared between 996T, T15, output for mapping on laptop.
 
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