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6883Re: [BCD396XT] Enough already

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  • Paul Opitz
    Aug 31, 2012
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      Location is precise. However, if you have a ton of stuff set for GPS control,
      you should note that GPS checking is secondary to actually scanning. This can
      cause latency like what you are seeing. If you are truly far away from some of
      the areas and not likely to be driving into/out of their ranges, you could
      disable their SQKs so that the location check algorthm will ignore those
      systems. For an example, while have Dallas geotagged in my scanner, I seldom
      drive over there, so I leave the systems over there disabled. My latency for
      just Tarrant County is near 0 (that is, systems turn on / off at nearly the
      precisely same location every day).

      From: mike <mikekut@...>
      To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, August 30, 2012 5:46:35 PM
      Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Enough already

      I too spend a lot of time on the road over a wide geographical area and the GPS
      feature is great for this. I’m using the Uniden GPS and I think it’s performance
      is adequate but It seems to have a few quirks. First, it seems to have a
      location tolerance of plus or minus 2 or 3 miles. In other words lock/unlock can
      occur anywhere from 2 or 3 mile outside to 2 or 3 miles inside the radius I have
      programmed. Also, the locks/unlocks seem to occur in spurts rather that in real
      time as I pass from range to range as programmed … it’s almost as if the GPS is
      only checking its location every 10 minutes or so. Can anyone comment on the
      performance of non-Uniden GPS units?

      -----Original Message-----
      >From: "V. Singh" <vishnusinghfl@...>
      >Sent: Aug 30, 2012 8:06 AM
      >To: BCD396XT@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [BCD396XT] Enough already
      >I drive 220 miles per day to and from work and usually many more on the
      >weekends. I love the GPS feature. I don't have to take my eyes (and
      >hands) away to fiddle with the scanner. The ability to "automatically"
      >turn on and off groups is very very useful.
      >V. Singh
      >**954 286 0007 (pager) *
      >On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Paul Opitz <pmanu44@...> wrote:
      >> **
      >> You can connect a GPS to the BCD396XT...it is quite relevant to the list.
      >> GPS
      >> for scanners has nothing to do with navigation, though. It is all about
      >> more
      >> safely and conveniently using your scanner while mobile. The GPS provides
      >> your
      >> precise location to the scanner. The scanner can then automatically lock
      >> and
      >> unlock sites and channel groups as you enter and exit their ranges, so you
      >> don't
      >> have to take your attention away from driving to hit the keypad to turn
      >> stuff on
      >> and off manually. By locking out stuff when you are exiting jurisdictions,
      >> you
      >> can limit receptio to just those comms that are relevant to where you are
      >> at the
      >> moment.

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