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

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Thu Apr 15 20:10:02 EDT 2010


Hal Murray wrote:
> 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.
>
>
>
>   
Does it have "simulation mode"?

Matthew Kaufman




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