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Old 03-22-2018, 12:16 PM
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Several folks have mounted their GPS antennas under the engine cowl. Some have had good luck with this installation. Others... not so much. The reality is that heat is the enemy of reliability when it comes to electronics. Heat is also the enemy of good radio frequency amplifiers (such as those found in the GA35 antenna). On principle, mounting the antenna in a cooler area should ultimately be better than mounting an antenna in an area as harsh as an engine compartment.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:27 PM
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I see what you guys are saying but so many people mount their antenna in the engine compartment! I wonder if it works for most people or that will go bad quick! Is the GA35 the only the needs a ground Plane or they all call for that? Thanks
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:11 PM
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...with that being said, I will be happy to do what I can to help if you can get with your local Garmin dealer with the serial number of the antenna and have them contact me
Trek, thanks again for your offer to help. Unfortunately it seems I've run into some resistance with my local Garmin dealer. They were all too eager to "sell me a new GA35 antenna", however they've been rather unresponsive to the request to simply relay the serial number of my antenna to you as you requested.

This is one time the dealer network is a hindrance to real customer service.

I'll likely be buying a new GA-35 antenna. But most definitely NOT from my local dealer.
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