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Lowrance 520c or 522c

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Is there any difference in the 520c and the 522c besides the 522 having a internal GPS? Also I have heard that the internal system GPS untis lose there signal if not mounted upright. Anybody own one? I would like to put one on the bow but am concerned about it losing the signal if I lean it back to see the graph. I am a GPS newbie so I think the 522 would be easier to install. Thanks for any help.

Wish I lived near a Academy Sports as I heard they were have them on sale for $399 or if someone wants to help me out shoot me a message  ;)

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I see the 522 is on sale for $499 in the latest BPS sales flyer.  Can't help you on the differences between the 2.

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Ldavis you are correct.  The only difference between the 520 and the 522 is the internal GPS antenna.  I have a 522 mounted to the right of my console and have never had a problem with loss of signal.  When funds allow, I'm going to mount another 522 on the bow.

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Thanks for the heads up on the BPS flyer. I am trying to gather some info on the unit before I get one. I hope they have some left at the BPS in VA.

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The 522 can not be tilted very much and still pick up sats.  I think you should get a 520 for the bow.

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The tech people told me for the best performance the unit should be mounted so the antenna is perpendicular to the sky. With that advice I went with the LMS 520. I flush mounted it so it's also out of the way.

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I dn't have the 520c or the 522c but I do have the 334c which is the predecessor to these units.  My 334c has the internal gps and i haven't ever had a problem losing signal.  Also I would advise you to use a ram mount so you can adjust where the unit is so you can see it better or put it at an angle you like.

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I bought a 520c for the bow of my boat last year. I decided against the 522 so if there was ever a problem with the internal antenna I wouldn't be down the sonar and gps while it was in for repairs. I've never heard of anyone having any problems with the 522, nor do I forsee one, it was just an ease of mind that I wouldn't be down both at the same time.

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