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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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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    My Lowrance H2O will show bars on 6 satelites but will not get position fix on any.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    h2oc same problem

  • ajhawkins Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem.. Usually my gps will lock on location, but after 10 minutes it will lose lock position. Then if I try power the unit on/off it will never find position. I usually wait for the next day and the cycle will repeat itself????

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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.


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