Re: FW: [BIRDING-AUS] RFI: GPS for birding

To: Syd Curtis <>
Subject: Re: FW: [BIRDING-AUS] RFI: GPS for birding
From: Penny Brockman <>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 17:04:39 +1000
No - it is almost impossible to get a reading under a canopy (and heavy cloud also) - you have to move to an area where there is clear sky above and then wait, usually a bit longer than usual, to pick up the satellites. Then you can move back quickly and hope to get a reading!

Further to Martin O'Brien's posting as below, please may I request that respondents answer one additional question:

    11.     Have you successfully used your GPS instrument from
    beneath the closed canopy of a rainforest?

There are a number of interesting bird species that favour rainforest as preferred habitat.

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