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Magellan roadmap 760

Its take too long to lock satellete and sometime more then 15 minutes to gave me direction

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The Magellan 760 has been around for a few years now, and unfortunately, isn't one of the fastest units around when it comes to synchronizing to a satellite. I find with mine that the time it takes to lock onto a signal depends on several factors:
1) Having the GPS mounted in a way that allows the antenna to have a clear view upward 2) Having my vehicle in the open, so that the signal isn't impaired by adjacent buildings, overhanging trees, etc. 3) Being stationary while the GPS attempts to get a lock. It has more problems locking while moving. 4) Ensuring that the GPS is used frequently, as it loses its memory of what satellites it's synchronized with if you happen to be in a different place when you turn it on than the place you were at when you last turned it off.
Those last two points have the most affect on my GPS's performance. I find that by turning on the GPS and just parking in my driveway or parking lot for a few minutes will allow the GPS to acquire a signal in a much shorter time than if I start to drive immediately. While this will waste a bit of time on the front end, it does help you get synchronized more quickly

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The Magellan 760 does sometimes take a long time to acquire the satellites.  Make sure the antenna is up and has a clear view of the sky.  There are 3 GPS-related diagnostics (described on pages 96 & 97 of the manual).  Press the Options button then select Configuration and then select Diagnostics to access them. They are : GPS Status, Initialize GPS, and Set GPS Position.  GPS Status shows you what satellites are being tracked.  Initialize GPS is a reset procedure (like rebooting a computer) that will try from scratch to locate the satellites.  Set GPS position will help the unit to know which satellites it should be looking for from your current location and may speed up the process of acquiring the signals.

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