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    how many satalittes do most of you connect to?

    hey, i was just wondering how many satalites you guys are able to connect to,

    Here in the suburbs of chicago, my garmin 16a connects to only 7 of 12 satalites. Although it gives me precise directions using iguidance v2.0, is there a way to get more connections for greater accuracy.

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    I was driving on the freeway today and I just stuck my earthmate inbetween my windshield and my dash. I got 8 sats

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    I get an absolute max of 6 in my driveway and thats with the reciever outside of the car pointed straight up

    In the car I get 5


    I really dont know why I get so few but I figure if I can get at least 5 Im fine (minimum for a good fix is 3).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoLhaTer
    I get an absolute max of 6 in my driveway and thats with the reciever outside of the car pointed straight up

    In the car I get 5


    I really dont know why I get so few but I figure if I can get at least 5 Im fine (minimum for a good fix is 3).
    Three will only give you a 2D accuracy of about 25-50 metres depending on how the satellites are visible at that time. If all 3 are in broadly the same direction then accuracy falls way off to as much as 500 metres. For the most accurate fix you need 5 satellites from as many directions as possible.

    Doug

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    10 satellites..... down here im miami beach

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    Just returned from a 4000km trip. 90% of the trip... I was connected to 8 of 10 satellites. Sometimes a full complement, never less than 6.

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    I normally sit around 8 sats

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    A lot more with the car GPS than the handheld... handheld I get 4-5, USB in-car I get 7-9.

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    garmin oem GPS, 11 to 12 almost all of the time
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    one time i had 12 :-D usualy its like 8 to 10

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