[ntp:questions] Sure board not seeing satellites.
elliott.ch at verizon.net
Wed Feb 22 11:19:50 UTC 2012
Based on your missive, I moved my BU-353 a few feet south and a few inches
and increased the signal strength by about half. I used to have it attached
to the ceiling (of my bedroom) with duct tape and thumb tacks. Now it is
wedged between a piece of lath and the actual physical (tar paper)
roof. But it is happier that way. Could you try something similar in your
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> Subject: Re: [ntp:questions] Sure board not seeing sattelites.
> On 2012-02-21, unruh <unruh at invalid.ca> wrote:
> > I am having trouble with my Sure gps. I have the gps inside and have
> > run the antenna out to the edge of the roof ( the window looked out
> > a bunch of trees, which seemed to block the gps a lot). The antenna
> > sees about 1.4 of the sky which should be lots to see enough
> > sattelites to get a time fix. However, I am finding that it will
> > suddenly stop getting a fix for long periods of time ( almost 15
> hours now).
> > Here is an output from the unit right now.
> > $GPGGA,230334.993,,,,,0,0,,,M,,M,,*4E
> > $GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,*1E
> > $GPGSV,3,1,11,32,86,163,,20,62,291,,31,60,077,,01,39,224,*77
> > $GPGSV,3,2,11,23,31,262,,14,19,072,,11,18,212,,30,16,136,*7D
> > $GPGSV,3,3,11,25,15,041,,17,04,294,,13,03,255,*41
> > $GPRMC,230334.993,V,,,,,0.00,228.53,210212,,,N*47
> > which seems to say that it is seeing some of the sattelites, but not
> > getting a fix at all. The blue light is not flashing.
> > I have no idea what is happening here.
> > Any suggestions?
> > The antenna is on the edge of the flat roof. There are two large
> > trees to the east about 3m away partially blocking about 1/3 of the
> > If you want to see it, go to 49 15' 59.68N 123 15 06.09W. The trees
> > The building extention to the west is about 2.5m high so does not
> > block out that much of the sky. There seems to me to be no reason why
> > the system should not be seeing enough of the sky to get enough
> > sattelites for a fix. Defective unit?
> And suddenly after about 18 hours of not working, it works again Here
> is a working report
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