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Old 19 May 2008, 06:31   #1
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garmin 555 aerial

Whilst poking around in my console this weekend, I noticed that aerial lead for my plotter was unplugged.
I plugged it up and got a message saying that the antannae lead was shorted.
So I unplugged it again and used the boat. What I found curious was the plotter worked, seemingly perfectly.
Which makes me wonder, why bother with a gps aerial.

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Nick,

The Garmin 400 / 500 series all come with an internal antenna as standard. The external antenna connection is provided in case the unit is mounted in a more covered area and unable to get good fixes.

Sounds like yours is now working fine with the internal antenna (which will often be the case for console mounted units).
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Old 19 May 2008, 07:54   #3
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It was last year when I got it, I thought I got the external antennae version, but I have just checked the specs, and yes, it has an internal antennae.
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