Garmin behaving badly

 

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?

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Maybe Light Squared runs the prison :) >>

could be all the electronics fouling up the signal...as for the location of the motel...WTF?!?!?!

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You can not get a satellite

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.

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Not necessarily true

fish4fun wrote:

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.

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satellite lock

I can get a very good lock from inside my garage.
Also from inside my house.

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Garmin Behavin Badly

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.

Around here?

Box Car wrote:

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?

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Dallas or Dulles?

Juggernaut wrote:
Box Car wrote:

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! smile

OMG...

Yep, I got my wire shorted! redface

Thanks for the correction! Where is the 'delete' button again?

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Lock

fish4fun wrote:

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.

My 855 and my 76CSx will get a lock in my basement.

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I get a lock within 60-90

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.

Connection

I always get a quick satellite connection from inside my teepee.

The Pinto Kid

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We've driven by the prison

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.

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ghayman wrote:

The Pinto Kid

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The 295w should have no

The 295w should have no problem locking onto satellite indoors, but sometimes technology just fails.

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Thats what I was wondering.

cbwatts wrote:

We've driven past the prison in Danville several times enroute to other locations ... with no interference.

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.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

The bigger concern is the Garmin spontaneosly rebooting.

You certainly don't want to happen at a critical moment. It may be time to consider a replacement GPS.

Garmin behaving badly to lightsquared period

An old lightsquared jamming report but worth a read.

http://www.gpsworld.com/gnss-system/signal-processing/lights...

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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