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[aprssig] GPS interference?

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Nov 24 14:12:11 UTC 2011


My NUVI 350 spends more time trying to find satellites than doing anything else.  Recently.  Is there some kind of internal memory battery that needs replacing?

Otherwise, something has changed.

Bob, WB4APR


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:31:57 -0500
>From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org (on behalf of Lee Bengston <lee.bengston at gmail.com>)
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] GPS interference?  
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
>
>On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 10:48 PM, Earl Needham <earl.kd5xb at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Just had another incident of the same, about 8 miles south of Melrose, New
>> Mexico.  Since there isn't much there, on a hunch I decided to turn off the
>> GPS-V.  IMMEDIATELY the truck computer found the sats again, so --
>>
>
>A few years ago I had a similar  problem except the older gps was the
>"victim".  My GPS-II Plus was working fine for APRS until the whole
>family went on a trip, which added my wife's new NUVI into the mix.  I
>had to move the GPS-II up on top of dash where it had a clearer view
>and keep it at least a few feet from the NUVI.  Without the NUVI in
>the car, it worked fine from a convenient slot in the dash that didn't
>have as clear of a view to the sky.  The GPS-II Plus didn't affect the
>NUVI, though.
>
>Lee - K5DAT
>
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