GPS could be affected by Solar Flares

 

Recent Solar Flares may cause your GPS to not function properly starting today, and may last for a day or so!

See:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/05/effects-solar-flar...

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Seems

Seems like they recycle this kind of story every month or so. grin

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Yep!

t923347 wrote:

Seems like they recycle this kind of story every month or so. grin

Yeah, but I didn't want anybody to blame the Garmin Automatic Updater for seeing "Poor Satellite Reception" on their unit. LOL

If we truly are going into a "Maunder Minimum", then we should see these reports less and less.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Northern Lights

May be visible in North America tonight - provided it's not cloudy and raining as is forecast in my neighborhood.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

and... Oh Noes!! There's an Antiproton Ring encircling the Earth!!

http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/08/05/antiproton-ring-found...

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

That could explain

That could explain why my nuvi showed my route as being on a parallel on/off side of the interstate and my vehicle was actually on the interstate. This is a route I take quite frequently and this has never happened.

I also will periodically see my vehicle half off the roadway sometimes and other times right where it needs to be (on the same road but different days).

metricman wrote:

Recent Solar Flares may cause your GPS to not function properly starting today, and may last for a day or so!

See:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/05/effects-solar-flares-arriving-on-earth/

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I have a hard time believing

I have a hard time believing this...

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-Chris

Believing?

777ER wrote:

I have a hard time believing this...

What exactly do you not believe?

This is a well documented problem with Solar Flares.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Solar Flares induce Magnetic storms

777ER wrote:

I have a hard time believing this...

Magnetic storms impact propagation of radio frequencies, disrupting them.

Believe - it really does happen.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

RE: Solar Flares induce Magnetic storms

kch50428 wrote:
777ER wrote:

I have a hard time believing this...

Magnetic storms impact propagation of radio frequencies, disrupting them.

Believe - it really does happen.

Could solar flares be blamed for Garmin's decisions regarding Junction View file size?

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Box Car wrote:

Could solar flares be blamed for Garmin's decisions regarding Junction View file size?

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Really??? Did you forget a sarcasm tag?

... smh

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

saw on twitter

Solar storms may disrupt satellite & telecom equipment over the next few days. AT&T customers not expected to notice the difference.

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flaco wrote:

Solar storms may disrupt satellite & telecom equipment over the next few days. AT&T customers not expected to notice the difference.

Funny. smile

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Yes, in more ways than one

kch50428 wrote:
flaco wrote:

Solar storms may disrupt satellite & telecom equipment over the next few days. AT&T customers not expected to notice the difference.

Funny. smile

It's even more funny, since its Verizon on strike and not AT&T.

My Verizon wireless has been working all day, but that's subject to change.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

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metricman wrote:

It's even more funny, since its Verizon on strike and not AT&T.

My Verizon wireless has been working all day, but that's subject to change.

The strike is against Verizon Communications = the landline company not Verizon Wireless. They are separate entities.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

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metricman wrote:
kch50428 wrote:
flaco wrote:

Solar storms may disrupt satellite & telecom equipment over the next few days. AT&T customers not expected to notice the difference.

Funny. smile

It's even more funny, since its Verizon on strike and not AT&T.

My Verizon wireless has been working all day, but that's subject to change.

That goes to show you that even when on strike it works better than AT&T Burumbump!! ♫♪♫♪ (rimshot)

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I stand corrected

kch50428 wrote:
metricman wrote:

It's even more funny, since its Verizon on strike and not AT&T.

My Verizon wireless has been working all day, but that's subject to change.

The strike is against Verizon Communications = the landline company not Verizon Wireless. They are separate entities.

I stand corrected. The local newspaper article that I read (probably taken from AP or another) alluded that all of Verizon was affected. But reading articles online say otherwise - it is the landwire service.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

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metricman wrote:

I stand corrected. The local newspaper article that I read (probably taken from AP or another) alluded that all of Verizon was affected. But reading articles online say otherwise - it is the landwire service.

Reminds me of a Mark Twain quote..."If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed."

That's becoming more and more true every day, as journalism any more is about managing facts to manipulate public opinion rather than report facts and mirror public opinion.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

How true

Sensationalism and manipulation are the core values these days.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

slower

I have noticed that satellite aquisition had been slower the last few days. Dont know if strong SF had anything to do with that or not.

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

Flares

Affected me. I was headed for a diet yogurt store and somehow ended up at a Five Guy's. Who'd of thunk ?