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[aprssig] DigiTraveller questions

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Mon Oct 11 19:04:13 UTC 2004


At 11:00 AM 10/11/2004, Curt, WE7U wrote:
>On Mon, 11 Oct 2004, Earl Needham wrote:
>
> >          I am thinking of an active antenna because of the LOOOOOONG time
> > it takes to acquire a fix.  Might help, might not, but I'm considering it.
>
>Consider instead rigging it up to be powered externally and wiring
>it permanently to your car battery (through a regulator).  Then your
>times will be much shorter 'cuz you won't have to download the
>satellite almanac each time you want to use it.  The almanac takes
>15 minutes minimum to snag from the satellites (I think that's
>correct).

         You mean the DigiTraveller has to reload the almanac every time 
it's powered down?

         Isn't there a provision for a backup battery somewhere?  I have to 
admit, I haven't looked at the thing much.

         Thanks,
         Earl


Earl Needham, KD5XB, Clovis, New Mexico  DM84jk







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