[ntp:questions] Sure gps looses all satellite fixes

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Tue Feb 28 18:43:05 UTC 2012

On 2012-02-28, David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
>> There is a bnc at the receiver end of the antenna wire. That is inside
>> the building. The antenna and the junctionless line are outside. The
>> antenna is supposed to be waterproof, but I put it into a plastic bag
>> just to keep the rain off it.
> s/sattelite/satellite/


> I would keep a careful check of the times when this happens.  Is it during 
> the working day, the working week?  When the humidity has become high, and 
> condensation on your bag blocks the signals?

It is extremely rainy here, but it does not seem to be correlated to
that at all. 
I also had dropouts when it was inside facing out an east facing window.
I thought it was due to the trees outside, but having seen the
strength on the roof for sattelites facing the trees, I think it was the
same dropout.

It was the reason I moved it out onto the roof.

Note that the strength of the signals right down to the horizon was
above 40dB for the sure unit when it was working. 

> My GPS 18 LVC has been sitting on the roof for the last several years 
> completely unprotected.
> You mentioned a BNC connector, but the puck supplied with my Sure 
> Electronics board has an SMA connector matching the board itself.  What 
> adapters do you have in the path?
> Cheers,
> David 

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