Re: birding-aus GPS's

To: Tony Russell <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus GPS's
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 1999 17:54:25 +1000
> 1) Getting a fix with just two satellites shown as locked in? Doesn't it
> need three as indicated on p6 of the handbook?

My antique Garmin GPS38 can get a 2D fix (as opposed to a 3D fix) with less
than the requisite number of satellites.

> 2) Why does my friend's Garmin (GPS2), which he uses much less frequently
> than I use mine, start up so fast? ( I know why he laughs).

Garmin GPS2????  Maybe you mean a GPS12 - and if that's the case, the
multi-channel units of all brands are much faster than the single-channel
sequencing units (like mine).


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