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    This is for the people using Copilot:

    How long does it take to obtain a satellite lock?

    I have a Rand McNally reciever and Copilot 2003 and it takes quite a bit to obtain a lock (5 minutes or so)
    2004 G35 Coupe project

  • #2
    Originally posted by aoLhaTer
    This is for the people using Copilot:

    How long does it take to obtain a satellite lock?

    I have a Rand McNally reciever and Copilot 2003 and it takes quite a bit to obtain a lock (5 minutes or so)
    The lock time is nothing to do with the software, and everything to do with the receiver.

    GingerPrince

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GingerPrince
      The lock time is nothing to do with the software, and everything to do with the receiver.
      i only said copilot because theres only one type of reciever that works with it either the one sold with the copilot software or the randmcnally
      2004 G35 Coupe project

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      • #4
        well i have not timed it with a stopwatch from the moment it is plugged in, but by the time my computer comes out of standby and and copilot is loaded the reciever has a lock, about a minute. that is with both recievers, not the earthmate(have not tried it since it sucked so bad with SA, 5 min and longer if already going 60mph). fast lock times or rather constant lock can be gained by using a powered usb hub.
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        • #5
          almost instant w/the copilot serial receiver i have from a copy of copilot door to door i found at work and anywhere from 10 secs to 10 min w/the usb one that came w/my copilot 2002
          Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
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          Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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          • #6
            i tested with the reciever a bit farther onto my roof and youre right, it is almost instant! nice

            my mistake for not testing with it farther out
            2004 G35 Coupe project

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            • #7
              my serial one can get lock inside my work, the usb one can't
              Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
              Mods: Yep
              Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 00CericaRuss
                my serial one can get lock inside my work, the usb one can't
                my serial rand mcnally will lock from inside but it takes 1 to 5 minutes
                2004 G35 Coupe project

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                • #9
                  Serial Rand McNally less than 5 sec. every time. Reciever sits on the rear deck of the car and I don't have a metallic type of tint which will effect it.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by aoLhaTer
                    This is for the people using Copilot:

                    How long does it take to obtain a satellite lock?

                    I have a Rand McNally reciever and Copilot 2003 and it takes quite a bit to obtain a lock (5 minutes or so)
                    I have copilot receiver (usb 2001) with copilot 2001, would my receiver work with copilot 2003 ? and if it does, how can I get a copy of 2003 ?
                    LOV2XLR8

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by villarsrl
                      I have copilot receiver (usb 2001) with copilot 2001, would my receiver work with copilot 2003 ? and if it does, how can I get a copy of 2003 ?
                      It WILL wok with 2003 and the brand new one too...
                      but you would have to buy it...try ebay people sell there old 2003's there since a lot of people have been purchasing the newest one...I haven't heard that many good things about the new one...so I'm sticking to 2003
                      BossTone74

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                      • #12
                        Is tere anyway I can use my USB copilot 2001 receiver with mappoints 2004 ?
                        i am having a hard time trying to map the usb port into a com port so that mappoint will detect it !

                        Any solutions or suggestions ?
                        LOV2XLR8

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