Eclipse May Affect GPS Accuracy

 

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not to worry

Key paragraph:
"Since GPS is a radio signal, its measurements are slightly impacted by ionosphere changes, resulting in small increases in position error. For all except very precise GPS users, these changes are negligible."

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personal GPS user since 1992

I'm So Glad

It the eclipse won't affect my navigational system tomorrow..

I'm not going anywhere... not even outside! razz

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

If you do go outside, wear

If you do go outside, wear your tinfoil hat to protect your brain's built in navigation senses.

Watch for reports of increased incidents of birds crashing into windows and take appropriate action.

Should be interesting watching the "talking heads" reporting on what passes for the evening news.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

My Flight

To Nova Scotia, via Lear Jet, was cancelled. crying

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GEEZ!!!

This is like Y2K.

Just a bunch of noise for publicity and then nothing will happen to your GPS. Yes, it will affect the ionosphere, but that happens every day at sunrise and sunset (as any Ham Radio Operator will confirm).

You will notice the birds and other animals going quiet, but your GPS won't even blink.

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

money quote

from the article, it says that this event is of scientific / academic interest, but will have no discernible impact on GPS users.

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___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

You're SO Vain

ericruby wrote:

To Nova Scotia, via Lear Jet, was cancelled. crying

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Carly didn't want to go with you?

Eclipse

He is to vain.

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The Home of BLUMARU HOUNDS

So we need to still apply

So we need to still apply some common sense while navigating with our GPSr's.. ROFL

Who'll be looking at their GPS

I'd be looking at the eclipse instead of my GPS during full-eclipse anyway wink

Won't see it

I'll be sitting in a doctor's office at that time. Won't see a thing.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Interesting..

I guess I have to remember to read plain ole paper maps again sad

Even better

allbizz wrote:

I guess I have to remember to read plain ole paper maps again sad

Just try to determine what would make sense from memory or in the worst case, pull over, out on a hat and a fake moustache, and ask for directions. I would expect millennials to perhaps board up their apartments and call in sick and stay home today, but maybe anyone born as late as 1989 should be ok

Your so vain, you probably think , , , ,

ericruby wrote:

To Nova Scotia, via Lear Jet, was cancelled. crying

grin grin grin

Carly simon wrote:

You flew your learjet
up to Nova Scotia
to see the total eclipse of the sun

well I was there, no lear, not a cloud in the sky
marvelous view of not much at all
no eclipse, except a fingernail slice,

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If only ..