Gilsson High Performance Active Antenna (MCX 180 Degree) for Garmin Nuvi 660, 350, 360, 310, 300 StreetPilots i2, i3, i5, c550, c530, 7500, 7200, GPSMA 16ft cable available on November 18 2014 from Amazon for $49.95
UPC bar code 184165000065 ξ1 registered November 18 2014
Significantly boost incoming GPS signal by 25 to 50% * Low power consumption - efficient, yet powerful circuits! * Built-in magnet - can be placed on dashboard or car rooftop. * A Must for cars with heated windshield or travelling in downtown or mountain areas. * A must for GPS users !
My GPS is mounted in the front console, below the dash. It is not an ideal satellite reception location, but in California it's against the law to mount anything on the windshield that will obscure your view. I've purchased the Gilsson antenna after encountering reception problems around tall buildings in a downtown area. Rather then attach the antenna to the roof of the car I've experimented simply placing it on the dash. Not only were the reception problems eliminated, but satellite acquisition on pow..
I currently own 3 of these Gilsson High Performance Active Antennas. But I have owned 5 over the years (gave 1 to my dad and sold the other to a friend.) I have also have owned the equivalent Garmin units, the GA27C for $99 and the 25MCX for about $30. There's no difference in performance between this $20 Gilsson and the $99 GA27C. But the price difference is actually shocking!Finally, avoid the $30 Garmin 25MCX. It's performance characteristics are PATHETIC! I actually returned the 1st two thinking t..