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- GPS reception is often poor
There are different reasons for bad GPS reception.
In this article some of the most common ones should be shown:
▪ Basically, good reception of GPS data requires an unobstructed path from
the receiver to the satellites. Tunnels, narrow thoroughfares between
buildings and reflecting house fronts can restrict GPS reception greatly or
make it impossible.
▪ When the GPS receiver or the navigation device is inside a vehicle
with a metallised windscreen or a windscreen heater, those might be
causes for poor GPS reception.
▪ If necessary, place the GPS receiver near the rear-view mirror.
Here there is often no metallised surface or heating wire.
Alternatively, an external GPS antenna can be connected to most
GPS receivers and navigation devices. Please notice that there are
various types of connector. For details of the socket on your device
refer to the manual issued for the device in question.
▪ It can take up to 20 minutes to initialise a GPS receiver for the first time.
Each time you switch on the navigation device or the GPS receiver,
GPS reception will start within a short time after. If more than a week
has passed since the navigation device or the GPS receiver was last
switched on, it can take up to 10 minutes to initialise it the next time.
▪ GPS reception can also be obstructed by external conditions.
In multi-storey car parks or tunnels, for example, reception
is often greatly restricted or impossible.
▪ The commencement of GPS reception may be delayed if you setThis entry was last updated on: Friday, September 12, 2014 1:57 PM
off before the software indicates correct GPS reception. If you are
using an external GPS receiver, this one must be connected to the
navigation device by cable or by wireless Bluetooth.