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Marine USB GPS antenna for your laptop PC

Are you looking for a good marine GPS USB antenna that will work on your laptop or desktop? 99.9% of laptops do not come with a NMEA compatible GPS antenna from the factory. Hence, when you run your marine navigation software, you will not have the real time tracking capability. I can help you with that. I supply waterproof navigation laptops with excellent GPS antennas, AIS, and marine charts. Therefore, I have good marine USB GPS antennas available. They are plug and play on Windows 10, and require no drivers. Read more below to find out more about these GNSS receivers, or just contact me if you’d like to buy one from me. I have supplied thousands of these over the years.

Waterproof marine USB GPS antenna – three kinds available

All of these units are based on uBlox chip set which are one of the best in the business. They are all waterproof as well, and have a 6 ft cord. They plug into a standard USB port, and just work after being configured. I can also help you configure it in whatever navigation software you are using as well, if you don’t know how do that. GLONASS are another constellation of global positioning satellites which cover the whole world. A dual band GPS/GLONASS antenna therefore sees more satellites and has a better signal!

  • $75 Basic GPS 1 Hz standard update rate receiver. A good budget option.
  • $125 Midrange GPS & GLONASS dual band receiver 1 Hz standard update rate. Multi GNSS receivers see more satellites and have a stronger signal. They can be more accurate and reliable under adverse weather conditions such as heavy overcast, rain, or snow.
  • $175 Premium GPS & GLONASS dual band receiver up to 10 Hz fast update rate. Same as above, but also offers a faster update rate for a smoother experience.

If you’re note sure which one will work for you, just contact me and I’ll be happy to answer your questions. All of these GPS antennas are fully compatible with all marine navigation applications such as TimeZero, OpenCPN, i-Boating, Coastal Explorer, and more. They also work on all versions of Windows.

Get in touch with any questions, or to order a unit!

Marine USB AIS receiver with antenna $200

I also supply inexpensive AIS receivers for marine navigation. They come with an antenna and work completely independent of your VHF radio. This makes them portable and easy to move along with the laptop you are using for whatever marine navigation software you’re running. They are also plug and play and require no drivers in Windows 10. If you run Windows 7, I can provide a driver for you. I can also help you configure that as well. The AIS receiver with antenna is only $200. Please get in touch with me to get one!

Laptop with marine USB GPS antenna

If you’re also interested in a heavy duty, rugged and outdoor viewable display laptop with a marine USB GPS antenna already included, check out these three below! My marine grade Toughbooks are great for on-board use. These are the highest performance and brightest display units in their respective sizes that I carry. The 10-inch and 13-inch models are the most waterproof (full rugged) and are suitable for use outside the cabin. I also tweak the OS so that Windows doesn’t force updates on you, and tone done other annoying Microsoft things. Get in touch with me get your navigation laptop today!

13" Waterproof Toughbook with marine USB GPS antenna 10-inch Waterproof Toughbook with marine USB GPS antenna

Get in touch with any questions, or to order a unit!

Why are my navigation laptops a good chartplotter alternative?

My navigation laptop systems can be much more affordable than GarminLowranceSimradB&GFurunoHumminbirdRaymarineSi-Tex. They make fancy expensive MFD’s, but not everyone needs that. I will also support the GPS laptop your purchase forever! Furthermore, I believe that some of the commercial chart plotter brands gouge their customers. Large companies force you to upgrade by no longer supporting older units with chart and software updates. In addition, they charge outrageous fees for simple things like a larger screen size. I don’t do any of these things, and never will – guaranteed! In addition to these, please take a look at other advantages as well. A GPS laptop can offer a compelling alternative to major brands!