[time-nuts] GPS receiver stuck at South Pole :)

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Apr 15 20:08:11 EDT 2010


I've got a Garmin GPS 18 USB.  (18, not 18x)  It's inside.  I'm not surprised 
when it fades out.

At first, I thought it was just giving a garbage location while trying to 
find some satellites, but now that I've plotted it...

It took about 7 hours to fly from here to the south pole.  The latitude is a 
straight line.  The longitude looks like an exponential.  Then it spiraled 
around the south pole at lat  -89.995877.  It was there for a couple of days 
before I power cycled it.  The trip back home was quick.



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