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Old 15 August 2008, 03:45   #1
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Chartplotter dropping GPS signal

I was out yesterday evening (clew bay west of Ireland) and the chart plotter (garmin 550) lost the GPS signal. I thought that chartploter had broken down untill I came in and I met with a man who was out all evening he said that his chartplotter was picking up and losing the GPS signal all eveing. The hand held GPS seemed to work fine (Garmin Etrex). Its it posstble that there is funny business with the dispute in Georgia WRT the Satalites or is my chart plotter sick?

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Old 15 August 2008, 03:46   #2
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Sick Chartplotter

I forgot to say when I got home last night the chart plotter held the GPS signal for a while and then lost it again

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Old 18 August 2008, 08:15   #3
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The Chartplotter resumed to normal service last saturday

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Its it posstble that there is funny business with the dispute in Georgia WRT the Satalites or is my chart plotter sick?

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So is that why the Russians are still there, as they can't find their way home
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Odd-mine was losing the signal a lot out off Fowey the same time.
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Odd-mine was losing the signal a lot out off Fowey the same time.
How was the weather??
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How was the weather??
Sodding awful for about 50% of the time. Nearly lost the tent a couple of times-I recorded 35mph gusts across the campsite at one point on a handheld anemometer.
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Sodding awful for about 50% of the time. Nearly lost the tent a couple of times-I recorded 35mph gusts across the campsite at one point on a handheld anemometer.
Yep on a par with May
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Chartplotter dropping signal

The chartplotter dropped the signial this evening for about a hour
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hmmm, what messed up the GPS network?

A: Crappy wet weather, on a system that doesn't like leaf canopy? NO!
B: Temporary fault, rapidly resolved, saving hundreds of lives? NO!
C: CIA up to their devious old tricks? YES!
Obviously.

FYI: http://www.spacetoday.org/Satellites/GLONASS.html

and I think they may have a roadmap from last time they were there....

any closer to Politics and I'll have to report myself to the Moderators
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