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16-11-2005, 12:11 AM
I haven't used my gps for about 7 weeks and it seems to take forever to find the satelites, any suggestions?
16-11-2005, 05:31 AM
It usually takes a bit of time to relocate the sats after longer intervals...Had the same problem with a navman on the last tinnie. after a bit of a break..It was explained to me as Earth rotation/tilt etc and I was given this tip which I will pass on...go out more often!!! ;D ;D ;D
16-11-2005, 12:49 PM
I just had that problem. Haven't used it since easter and when a bloke comes to buy it, it wouldn't pickup sats. BUGGER!! :-? But when it found the sats it worked just fine. ::)
Took a long time though to find where it was.
16-11-2005, 12:56 PM
Hard to advise cause you dont state the model but my 172C lets you graphically initiliaze the unit instead of letting it auto locate (which can take a long time).
16-11-2005, 04:30 PM
Had the same prob with the seiwa plotter, ended up being the reciever. didn't use it again for a long time, hooked it up, couldn't find the sats, bought a 172c, prob fixed.
19-11-2005, 11:52 PM
Thanks for the info
22-11-2005, 05:36 PM
If you look in the INSTRUSTION book it should have a section regarding this problem and how to over come it not sure if it is leave the batterys in or remove them.
Will dig mine out and have a look if you do no good
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