I lose satellite connection every time I turn on my GPS unit. After few minutes connection will be restore by itself.
Why this happing and what can I do to fix it. Frank
If you shut the unit down - and remove it from the power cord in your car, this is expected.
When powered down, the unit is not capable of maintaining contact with the satellites in the sky. When you power it up, it needs to receive signals from 3 or more satellites get a "fix" or calculate your position in the world. The more signals received, the the more accurately displayed your position will be. The device must use the signal data, perform calculations and bring up a map of your area.
The "Lost Satellite Reception" message also occurs whenever the GPS does not have a clear view of the sky over the earth's equator. This can be from a garage roof to heavy foliage (tree cover) - and even when driving between tall buildings. Usually, it shouldn't take more than a minute or so (once the obstructions have been cleared) for the GPS to reacquire the signals, calculate and display your new position.
I hope this helps!
Oct 27, 2010 |
Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver