birding-aus GPS's

Subject: birding-aus GPS's
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 20:14:27 +0900
Ok, thanks to all those people who have endeavoured to straighten out my
misconceptions re "warm up time".  Some of you have been most explicit and
very  informative, thank you. I now have a much better idea of what to do.
My own thoughts about keeping the thing switched on as much as possible
weren't far off the track, albeit for the wrong technical rationale. It's a
pity the handbooks don't provide more of this technical info.

Obviously some of you are having similar start up delays with Magellan and
other brands. But two queries remain. 
1) Getting a fix with just two satellites shown as locked in? Doesn't it
need three as indicated on p6 of the handbook?
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).     

One of you counselled "patience". Well, I'm not short on that, but it is a
little disconcerting when all my colleagues are wandering off birding and
I'm left there holding the dumb thing at arms length. Feel a right twit.
I guess I have a social problem!

Thank you all once again. Tony.


Tony Russell,
Adelaide, South Australia
Phone no. deleted, too many rude calls.

   Overbearing austerity is always the companion of solitude.
                                        Plato. ( Epistle to Dion)
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