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Can't get position fix

My lowrance ifinder will search and get strong signals on up to 6-7 satelites but will not get location fix,even after waiting up to an hour.

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Re: can't get position fix

Check to see if the date and the start point location where you are located are properly set. The GPS needs close enough location and date to know where it is starting from.

Read the instructions about the initial setup.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 07, 2008

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