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I have a frunuo 1722C it started off that the gps ant wood not pick me up at my port it had me in my back yard . i put a new frunuo ant on now it picks me up but i did something on my plotter and now i lost all my marking (bouys) help!! thank you sergio larocca

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Maanita
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SOURCE: Ais and 1920c Furuno chart plotter

n the system setup, under “UNITS” I set BEARING to “MAG” (magnetic). This will cause the unit to display course / bearing information in relation to the Magnetic North and match magnetic compass readings. It is not the same as True North! One has to be careful with this setting. There are a number of areas where the earth's magnetic field is locally disturbed, sometimes very significantly. Your GPS may not account for it. - again, under “UNITS” I set “METRIC”.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Harleyknut
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SOURCE: Garmin GPS 12 seems to be a few hundred yards out!

Go into your device and pull up the setup section. There should be a selection that needs to be checked called WAAS. When that is selected your accuracy should be +- 3 meters if I remember correctly. At any rate it will be much more accurate.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

RPFinney
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SOURCE: 305 Not Picking up satellite signal

Hi,

Visit the link below to update the software,
Here
Serial to usb connector needed like this Here
Should be good after that.

Regards.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My TomTom XL1 at times will not pick up gps

your battery is beginning to fade. if you fully charge it before use asnd it does this regularly then replace the battery

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

jonniewalker
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SOURCE: my tom tom has lost gps help!

here are some tips on what to do ,To pinpoint your location, you need to get signals from at least 4 satellites. If you receive signals from less than 4 satellites or the signals are not strong enough, the Driving View stays grey and one of the following messages is shown in the bottom right corner of the Driving View:

  • Waiting for a valid GPS signal
  • The GPS signal was lost sec ago
Note: In previous versions of the TomTom application the message may vary.
If you see any of these messages, try the following:

Finding a GPS signal
In the following cases it can take up to 5 minutes to find your current position:
  • You use your TomTom device for the first time.
  • You haven't used your TomTom device for a longer time.
  • Your TomTom device has been relocated without using it (e.g. after travelling by plane or train).
If it takes longer than 5 minutes, make sure that you are in an open place without tall buildings or trees around you.
Once your TomTom device has located your current position, the Driving View is shown in full colour and shows your position on the map.
Tip: Most TomTom devices can use QuickGPSfix™ to locate your current position faster. Flight mode
On devices with built-in GPRS connectivity, flight mode also disables your device’s GPS reception.
To switch flight mode off, tap Flight mode in the preferences menu and then select Restore connections.
Clear View
Your TomTom device must be outdoors to locate your current position.
Try repositioning your device in your car; ideally, try to position it at the lowest possible point directly on the windscreen.
Some vehicles have a heat reflective shield embedded in the windscreen, which may prevent your device from locating your current position. If this is the case in your vehicle, use the TomTom External Antenna Kit (available as an accessory).
Tip: As a reference, place your device outside your parked car to see if it can find your current position.
Reset your device
Reset your TomTom device. Click here to learn how to reset your device.
Install the latest application
We recommend always having the latest version of our application installed on your device.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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