Birding Services Brisbane <>
GPS navigation units
Lawrie Conole <>
Wed, 26 Mar 2003 17:11:14 +1100
Birding Services Brisbane wrote:|
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 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?
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.
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