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Thread: GPS date/time sync behavior

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    Quote Originally Posted by CombatCQB View Post
    Thanks guys, so it seems that the RR time/date can have some irregularities. Shouldn't RR look at other NMEA sentences to verify proper satellite lock before updating?
    Windows XP has built in time update based on having an internet connection. Other than the bios battery dying, I've never seen a windows machine get out of time sync.

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    The NMEA data from the GPS itself sets if the GPS has a valid lock or not -- this is reported by the GPS to RR and when the lock is valid and the option is set, RR will attempt to set the time of the machine, however, there is some sort of lack of standard of the date format between different GPS devices, and that causes the month/day to be switched around and could easily cause the date to be off. There's a setting to tweak that, but many times it is just not right.
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