In Danville Illinois, the prison is across a small field from our motel. That field had many motion detectors on poles. In our room I booted up my 295w. When it started looking for satellites it would start booting again. It did this over & over that night and in the morning also. As we departed it locked in the satellites just fine. That had never happened before or since.
Has anyone else experienced their GPS going wacky, then seem to be just fine?
could be all the electronics fouling up the signal...as for the location of the motel...WTF?!?!?!
You can not get a satellite lock while in your room. Your device needs a clear view of the sky.
Not sure if this would also cause the unit to shut down and re-boot though.
Not necessarily true. I get satellite locks inside my house. It all depends on how close you are to an outside wall and what the roof is made of that could block the signal.
And no satellites locking will not cause a reboot.
I can get a very good lock from inside my garage.
Also from inside my house.
I was coming back Saturday from Florida to Texas and was about 60 miles or so from home when my GPS started acting up.Where it shows how fast you are going it froze I went to the next screen and it corrected then froze again it stayed frozen for about ten or fifteen miles then corrected itself and has been fine since then.
The FCC granted LightSquared’s Experimental License application on Friday (April 15), despite DOT/FAA objections.
coordinates are -77.316111, 38.945278
It's 10 km from Dulles Airport and along the Dulles Tollway.
@ mdh31951. Is this the area where it messed up?
Isn't it that Dallas is in Texas, and Dulles is in Virginia? That's one mighty strong interference!
Yep, I got my wire shorted!
Thanks for the correction! Where is the 'delete' button again?
My 855 and my 76CSx will get a lock in my basement.
I get a lock within 60-90 seconds every time inside my house with both my Nuvi and my handheld Colorado 400c. I do have a lot of windows though.
I always get a quick satellite connection from inside my teepee.
The Pinto Kid
We've driven past the prison in Danville several times enroute to other locations ... with no interference.
My vote is the gps couldn't lock onto the satellites inside the motel ... for whatever reason.
The 295w should have no problem locking onto satellite indoors, but sometimes technology just fails.
I-74 passes about 4,000 feet from the prison. The Sleep Inn is only about 1000 feet away...I don't know why all the motels were built in this area.
...Since that day, I have been in a municipal parking garage where no sat signals could reach. The 295 just kept searching and did not reboot.
You certainly don't want to happen at a critical moment. It may be time to consider a replacement GPS.
An old lightsquared jamming report but worth a read.
Lets all hope Lightsquared shifts it's freq's a tad. Just for conversation I can't believe the DOD will allow this to happen, after all some of our highest tech weapons depend on GPS to be delivered.
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