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Thread: Does your GPS need to 'warm-up'?

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    Variable Bitrate Squid's Avatar
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    Mine sits inside my dash & has been baking in the sun all summer (suv is parked outside) and like I said above,
    my deluo is always locked on by the time the pc boots and I can get Routis running.

    Also, I would think that if you achieve strong sat signal when it "warms" up, then that
    same signal is there at the beginning and your mounting location is not the problem.

    hmm...

    I guess when I was testing the gps outside the suv, it would need to locate
    some... but that still didnt take forever... and that was days in between
    firing up the gps too. But your saying yours is needing to locate after a few
    hours? dunno...

    Using the deluo diagnostic utility... do you see the data streaming from gps
    right away? or some weak sat locks that don't register? Maybe you have faulty
    equipment?

    Just thinking out loud...
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    cheap custom title JC-S60's Avatar
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    Like said, a lot of those little gps receivers have a small battery to keep in memory which satellites it last locked too. That way, when started, it looks if it can find the current visible satellites first (has to be calculated, as they are not geo-stationary). This saves time.

    If the battery is bad, the receiver has to look up a minimum of 24 satellites to find which it can lock to.

    Open the receiver up and put a new battery in. Let us know.

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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    Im trying different locations over the next few days. I cut a square of sheet metal to occupy the bottom of the mouse (for some reason I find it works better when attached to metal ) and I'll move it around and see if the 'warm up' period decreases any.

    If that doesn't work I'll open the bad boy up and swap the batter if mine has one.

    Man if they would only launch 4 geostationary's to work along with the others that are not would help this out. heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by judoGTI
    Im trying different locations over the next few days. I cut a square of sheet metal to occupy the bottom of the mouse (for some reason I find it works better when attached to metal ) and I'll move it around and see if the 'warm up' period decreases any.

    If that doesn't work I'll open the bad boy up and swap the batter if mine has one.

    Man if they would only launch 4 geostationary's to work along with the others that are not would help this out. heh.
    judoGTI,

    After reviewing some other threads, I was able to get mine working. It turns out that this might be a problem with the refresh rate of the video signal going to the Lilliput. Check your video refresh rate, and make sure it's set to 60Hz, and not 85Hz. Apparently 85Hz somehow causes the GPS to wig out and not see most of the satellites.

    Bryan

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    that avitar has been used by many of folks. my friend over on the flakshack page has it too. its kermit the frog humping a bunny or something
    When in doubt, moo at things.

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    It's not really that small...No, seriously. judoGTI's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Pape
    judoGTI,

    After reviewing some other threads, I was able to get mine working. It turns out that this might be a problem with the refresh rate of the video signal going to the Lilliput. Check your video refresh rate, and make sure it's set to 60Hz, and not 85Hz. Apparently 85Hz somehow causes the GPS to wig out and not see most of the satellites.

    Bryan

    Hmm that is interesting, I have mine set at 75Hz, but I will give it a shot at 60 and see what happens.
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    [512MB RAM] [Custom housing]
    [Deluo GPS Mouse] [E-MU 0404 Soundcard]
    Progress Meter: [==============|] 99.9%

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