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[aprssig] GPS interference?

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Thu Nov 24 18:06:40 UTC 2011


They're known for having a flaky internal antenna.  If you have an 
external antenna available, plug it in and try that.

Scott
N1VG

On 11/24/2011 6:12 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> 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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