Leave it on for a WHILE! I had the same thing happen. Just takes a while for it to lock on the first time outside.
My earthmate will lock inside my house with no problems, but when I connect it to my car PC it won't lock even though it's getting power (red light flashes), GPS is on my dashboard, and I can see the data stream flowing with the test program that comes with it.
Any ideas why this would happen?
I left it on for the 40 min ride to work this morning with no avail.
Any ideas what else could it be?
Put it outside the car - like on the roof!Originally Posted by asci01
The ultimate CarPC - Wow!
Thank you guys for the suggestion. If I put it on top of the car or outside the car, it works. The minute a put it on the dashboard it looses the lock. The weird thing is that it was working fine on the dashboard.
Any ideas what could be causing this?
try putting it on the rear and see if that works. if not maybe get a shark fin and stick the GPS on the roof.
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I had trouble with my gps in front window. I could lock, but only a few sats and very slow to lock. I think I had multiples working against me, the mystery interference from Xenarc and winshield coating.
Bought a USB extension and put it on the parcel shelf or back dash. Fast locks and alot more sats.