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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Poor reception - Help!!!! Reply with quote


I've got a fortuna U2 GPS unit connected to a IPAQ3870. I really don't think my receiver is working.

I can load up Navigator and see the diagnostic data (so port settings all OK) but my sat signals jump all over the place, they appear sig level 40 to 45 and then dissapear within 3-4 sec and jump about (position on the signal window.

The satallites themselves only ever go blue (on the signal page) and never green and I hardly ever get a proper fix (and if I do it doesn't last).

I'm in the Southampton area, can someone confirm what sort of signal I should get, how long a fix should be capable of being held with standard urban driving and general fit for purpose usage.

At the moment this thing seems absolutely rubbish, I cant use it for routing as it takes a random time to aquire a fix (if it does) and then it drops when it feels like it (usually near a complicated section of the journey) never to return until I power the aerial off (and then sometimes I get a signal quite quickly!).

As standard winfast shows a reading of 720,00N 360,000E which is sent from the reciever when it doesn't have a fix.


Worzel - daved and comfused....

P.S. I bought this thing on ebay from Germany so I doubt it will be easy to replace/refund if it is knackered....
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