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Old 25 May 2004, 03:52   #11
Country: Denmark
Town: Copenhagen
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Sorry Erin

I have just edited my post, I mixed up on the numbers. I have the 176C and the 182C.

They are both great, but I like the bigger screen on the 182C, I don't have any problems reading the display in the sunlight, I just turn up the backlight.


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Hi Rene

How do you find the 182c versus the 172c. I'm in the market and can't make my mind up as to which to go for. As I understand it, the 172c is better in sunlight but has a smaller screen.

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Old 25 May 2004, 07:39   #12
Country: UK - England
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Very pleased with my 182C - can't wait until egnos(waas) is working though!

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Old 25 May 2004, 14:13   #13
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Boat name: La Frette
Make: Osprey Vipermax
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I was out at the weekend and think egnos might have been working. I recently deduced that satelites 33 and 44 must be egnos as they dissapear from the satelite page if I disable WAAS on my GPSMap 76. I had sat 33 showing up as locked on (although grey not black which I presume means it isn't actually receiving position data from it) and average error was showing as low as 10 or 11 feet. I also had little 'D' symbols on most of the other satelites bars which means I am receiving differential. I'm not sure if differential and egnos is the same, but it certainly seemed pretty accurate.

Has anyone else experienced this?
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Old 25 May 2004, 15:42   #14
Country: Ireland
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I think you could have been receiving a test signal. It was discussed on here quite recently. I don't think WAAS or the European equivalent EGNOS is operational as of yet. Don't want to hijack the thread, back to the first discussion.

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