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My two tomtoms 6000/6200 cannot pick up gps signal

The GPS signal cannot penetrate the window screen of my M A N lorry, I know there are three reasons why this may occur and I do not know which one it is; although there is no window screen deicer / heater button on the dash. I have tried a signal booster but it seems to make little difference. Is there any way of modifying my 6000 so that I can attach an external antenna or any other idea you may have to resolve my problem.
cheers .

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  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,406
    Superusers
    edited April 2020
    Hi
    @Bobby10
    Welcome to the site...
    Does your Lorry have a Metallized Windscreen (Heat reflecting metallic coating) ???

    Also the stray RF interference from some cheap....
    (1)... Screen Cams
    (2)... Dedicated Speed Camera detectors
    (3)... Toll collecting devices will kill a GPS signal

    Is this the Re-radiating GPS transmitter that you are using....
    Here... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GPS-Re-Radiation-RE-Radiating-Antenna-Aerial-SBG-190-reradiating-signal-wireles-/330618801252

    ATB YFM
  • Bobby10Bobby10 Posts: 2 [New Seeker]
    Yes it is the re-radiating GPS transmitter, in fact the one on the link is the same one I purchased.
    I'm pretty sure the windscreen has a metallic coating. The 6000 worked perfectly well before I had a screen replacement.
    Any help is much appreciated
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