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Jun 11, 2008 3:35am
Img_missing_medium bmartinek 22 posts

GPS_FIX: false = :-(

Thoughts on what might be the issue here?

I have tried all the slots and putting the BugBase by the window.

Thanks in advance.


Jun 11, 2008 9:44am
Img_missing_medium edgar1992 7 posts

How long have you let the thing try to get a fix?

I don’t have my Bug yet but my little Garmin (Geko) GPS can take 15 min or longer to get a fix depending on conditions. Lots of things can interrupt the signal. Two I’ve had problems with are heavy tree cover while walking in the woods and being in an "urban valley" with buildings blocking most of my view of the sky. Putting the unit in a window can help but your seeing only half the sky at best. If there is a tall building on the other side of the street you may be out of luck.

Try taking the GPS outside in a park or in a non-moving car with a clear view of the sky and let it run for at least 30 minutes. When you turn on the GPS it starts trying to locate its self starting with its last known position. If that position is very far away it will take a very long time to get a fix.

Jun 11, 2008 10:25am
Img_missing_medium bmartinek 22 posts

Hey Edgar,

Good call, I tried to let it acquire a signal overnight while sitting the bug in my window, but no dice so far. I think I need to try some lower level examinations.

Jun 11, 2008 2:36pm
Medium Bug Labs team jconnolly 285 posts

Hey Edgar,

Good call, I tried to let it acquire a signal overnight while sitting the bug in my window, but no dice so far. I think I need to try some lower level examinations.

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