best GPS for dense foliage?

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Which GPS has the best reception and would work best in difficult circumstances (under dense foliage)?  What is the lightest model that has excellent reception under trees?
 

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I can't tell you if one GPS is better that another in maintaining signal strength under a forest canopy. As I became aware of this problem of lost satellite reception in dense vegetation, I saw a comparison study of the value of external antennas that amplify the signals form the GPS satillites thus maintaining accuracy under conditions that reduce signal strength.  I got an antenna for my Garmin76 and 12CX. The antenna seems to help significantly in my tests under the canopy even inside a Holly tree! The antenna is quite compact with an 8' wire. I plan to attach the antenna on my huntin' hat.

(Edited by Topclamdigger at 7:57 am on Aug. 30, 2001)
 


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