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What aerial for my GPS??

I have been given a Trimble NavTracXL GPS but it didn’t come with an aerial. Can any kind soul here tell me where I can get hold of a suitable aerial (and cabling) for this model of GPS?
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Did you try calling/contacting Trimble??

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They don't have an office in Ireland and I thought that as the unit is so old they would have long since gone out of supply?

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You could always try eBay...

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I have tried contacting trimble via email (thanks for the suggestion!). From the website, I sent an enquiry only to be told that I had to register (because of spam). So I registered. Then I received an email address to resend the inquiry to. So I typed it all out again. Then I received an email to say the email address which they provided did not exist

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You could always try eBay...
That's why I am asking here, I don't know what model of antenna I should be looking for?
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Just curious...what kind of antenna connector does it have?? If it is a standard BNC type connector, then you could get an off-the-shelf external antenna for any brand of GPS... Garmin sells them for their smaller handheld units.

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An excellent question I'll have to double check and get back to you
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You should direct this question to a radio repair "person", since he/she will have knowledge and ordering information about the type of connector you need . . . even if the connector is old and outdated.

The actual antenna issue is simple. The only thing you need to worry about is if the antenna is powered or passive . . . then look on Ebay for GPS ANTENNAS.
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