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

Jean-Louis Oneto Jean-Louis.Oneto at obs-azur.fr
Thu Apr 15 20:26:23 EDT 2010


Congratulations ;-}
Most of the time, it's rather difficult to get a GPS working at high 
latitudes...

----- Original Message ----- 
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 
> 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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>
>
>
>
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