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    people with copilot - how long does it take to get a sat lock?

    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)

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    Quote 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.

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    Quote 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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    my serial one can get lock inside my work, the usb one can't

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    Quote 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

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    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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    Quote 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 ?
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