GPS navigation units

To: Birding Services Brisbane <>
Subject: GPS navigation units
From: Lawrie Conole <>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 17:11:14 +1100
Birding Services Brisbane wrote:
I had not used two Magellan GPS units for a few months until last week.  I have had great difficulty getting them to give readings here at Nundah in Brisbane.  They will usually find one or two satellites but not lock in to a position.  Both have new batteries and have been recalibrated.  There are no obvious obstacles in the way -  trees, buildings etc.  A friend at St Lucia is also having problems. 
Are others having problems too?   Is George Dubya to blame?
George Dubya can be blamed for many things!!! ... but probably not this one.  I believe they've agreed not to fiddle with GPS signals despite the war.

I've just been out on a job, used my Garmin eTrek Legend GPS, and got a quick fix on about 8 satellites.  That was in northern Melbourne.

Lawrie Conole
Senior Ecologist

Consulting Ornithologist & Vertebrate Ecologist
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