Question about Garmin GPSMAP 172C GPS Receiver
I have a Garmin GPSMAP 172C and it has an internal antenna – it has worked well over the years but now it cannot find a satellite (WAAS). I have tired to graphically initialize the GPS by going through the options to speed up the initial satellite acquisition – but still nothing. I have left the “satellite search” go on for hours during recent day trips and it still cannot find WAAS. Is their a quick fix for this? Could something be disconnected with the internal antenna? Thanks, Kenny
WAAS is a seperate service from GPS. It provides GPS corrections so if you can not get WAAS there is no big problems. you unit just wont be as accurate as normal. WAAS only is for North America and EGNOS for Europe. You may want to turn WAAS off for now. I suggest trying a update for the unit. You will need a memory card and Garmin USB programmer. Then just go to garmins site to get the latest update. If you need a USB programmer feel free to Contact GPSCity.ca or GPSCity.com. They are the leading experts in Garmin GPS.
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