[time-nuts] GPS receiver stuck at South Pole :)
Jean-Louis.Oneto at obs-azur.fr
Thu Apr 15 20:26:23 EDT 2010
Most of the time, it's rather difficult to get a GPS working at high
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From: "Hal Murray" <hmurray at megapathdsl.net>
To: <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 12:08 AM
Subject: [time-nuts] GPS receiver stuck at South Pole :)
> I've got a Garmin GPS 18 USB. (18, not 18x) It's inside. I'm not
> 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
> 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
> before I power cycled it. The trip back home was quick.
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