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Can your antena on your gps go bad and if so can it be fixed

I have 2 Lcx 28c hd units tied in series the units started aquiring sat and then signal lost every 30 seconds or so all day long made unit not usable. The next time I went to the lake they would not pick up a signal at all. I was on lake for about 3hrs and never worked. I had a problem last year getting signal and losing signal since I had 2 units I had a second antena and I put it on and fixed the problem. I cannot afford to buy new antenas each year now. Can you help? Thanks in advance George

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SOURCE: Aquiring a GPS signal

hi,
If you have any signal problem again please follow the steps given below it works..,
NOTE: If you are trying these steps from your vehicle, it is
Recommended to follow when the vehicle is in a stationary position.
Make sure that the device is exposed to the clear view of sky.

With the antenna pointing upwards, remove the antenna and then re-insert.
Swivel it up and down to make sure its securely placed.

wait for few mins and check the signal indicator.
Still not working,

  • Turn on the unit and select any user.
  • Make sure that the antenna is in the upright position and the unit has
    a direct line of sight with the sky.
  • Select 'Option' from the keypad.
  • Then select 'Configuration'.
  • Scroll down to select 'Diagnostics'.
  • Scroll down again to select 'Initialize GPS'.
  • At this point you would receive two options, 'Yes or No' - select 'YES'.
  • Now scroll down and select 'Set GPS Position'.
  • Enter your City, Street name and number at the corresponding
    prompts.

NOTE: The address that you are entering in the Set GPS Position should be the address at which you are at that point of time.

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a lcx 28c hd fish finding sonar and mapping gps

I've had several similar units, and used them with Navionics HotMaps Premium series chips. You must select Menu. The "Browse files" to access the MMC card option. Once the selection screen opens, choose which card or file you want.

FYI...All of Lowrances HD models come preloaded with pretty much every major lake and river in the US.

Lemme know if this helps...
Triton72

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: yes my northstar 6000i keeps losing gps signal

how old is you Gps antena ,with a older one it can happen that they lose fix
Where is the Gps antena fixed inside the boat or outside
Allway try to put tha antana outside. abou 20 % more signal
Look after the antenakabel if the kabel is a little bit broken water coms inside thae kabel an the signal gets lower.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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SOURCE: gps will not aquire

It needs a software update.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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