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Old 14 April 2012, 09:04   #1
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Northstar 650 not getting fix

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today my Northstar 650 chartplotter did not get a fix. It saw many satellites (see picture), but got no position

Does anybody has an advice what might be wrong and how to fix it?

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Old 14 April 2012, 09:16   #2
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Well I don't have an answer - but did you move the boat a large distance since the plotter was last used? Sometimes they can take a VERY long time to get a fix "expect" to see at the previous location.

How long did you leave the plotter switched on for and was it moving (at sea) during this time? They "prefer" to be stationary when looking for an initial fix.
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Well I don't have an answer - but did you move the boat a large distance since the plotter was last used? Sometimes they can take a VERY long time to get a fix "expect" to see at the previous location.
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How long did you leave the plotter switched on for and was it moving (at sea) during this time? They "prefer" to be stationary when looking for an initial fix.
2hours on, moving within radius of maybe 1nm

This was not the 1st use this year, boat is in the water since 5weeks and the chartplotter always found its position.

Used my iPhone for debugging, it found its position immediately

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Not a direct correlation I know, but my Lowrance chartplotter showed very similar symptoms, and that was a throw a away job
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Today it worked fine.
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