[ntp:questions] GPS/PPS and "enable calibrate"

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Sun Sep 8 18:55:22 UTC 2013


On 2013-09-08, David Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> On 08/09/2013 06:21, unruh wrote:
>> On 2013-09-08, David Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
>>> On 07/09/2013 21:30, Horvath Bob-BHORVAT1 wrote:
>> ...
>>>
>>> Unusually, some GPS receivers (with poorly programmed firmware) have a
>>
>> Why not just say it-- Germin GPS 18x receivers had this problem. It is
>> supposed to be fixed by the latest firmware.
>
> I chose not to name the manufacturer because once the problem had been 
> pointed out to them, and they understood the issue, they released a 
> firmware fix completely resolving the issue.  A list of all GPS receiver 
> manufacturers who have released firmware updates would be too long for a 
> posting here!

Well, as I recall it took a long time for them to release their update. 
Note I am not a fan of Garmin. I bought two 18 (not 18x) and both have
died. 


>
> You omitted to mention that the same company have also released two 
> further firmware updates for the GPS 18x LVC.  See:
>
>  
> http://www8.garmin.com/support/agree.jsp?id=4055&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+garmin%2FVKiE+%28Garmin+|+Software+Updates%29
>
> I wish /all/ companies were as forthcoming with their updates.  I have a 
> Sony camera where firmware 1.1 is on production models, but they haven't 
> release that to the existing users, even though a firmware update option 
> is in the camera's menu.



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