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Loss of GPS signal

Unit has difficulty in seing GPS signal

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I have same problem, CH are 12 but AZ all zero. Please let me know how can I fix this.

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

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Fred... be more specific in your problem please. It turns on and won't locate your position? Or does it just take some time? If it takes time, how much time are we talking about? Under the menu "gps status" how many channels are you receiving and do you have azimuth and elevation? Are any of the channels ALL zeros?

Posted on Oct 07, 2006

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