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has anyone done a proper experient to verify the difference in effects of locating the GPS under the dash or using the shark fin??

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I have not done an experiment, but mine is located in dash behind my instrument cluster. I always have 5-7 sats at any given time. Considering you only need 3 to triangulate your position, I don't see any problem with this.
 

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Same here I had put my GPS antenna on the front dash for a while, which at that time I was getting 7-8 satellites. I recently moved it from the dash to underneath behind the instrument cluster and I still get 6-8 satellites.

I actually turned on the RNS and watch the satellites as I moved it to different places and it really didn't lose any satellites.
 
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