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Re: GPS problem?

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  • Jason Rausch
    Norm, Did you ever get this sorted out? Jason KE4NYV RPC Electronics www.rpc-electronics.com ... that it ... modem
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 5, 2009
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      Norm,

      Did you ever get this sorted out?

      Jason KE4NYV
      RPC Electronics
      www.rpc-electronics.com

      --- In RTrak@yahoogroups.com, "Keith VE7GDH" <ve7gdh@...> wrote:
      >
      > Norm VE7BZC wrote...
      >
      > > Voltage to GPS antenna = 3.0 Vdc / Current draw 32 mA...
      > > Inspection shows that the 'cap' mod has been done.
      > > The LM317 regulator does not run hot.
      > > A simple cable inspection and 'shake' test for breaks, with meter
      > > attached to cable, did not produce any noticeable results...
      >
      > Everything sounds pretty normal... except you mentioned earlier
      that it
      > takes 3 hours to get a lock! Try connecting it to a PC with a null
      modem
      > adapter or cable in line with the programming cable. You should see
      > NMEA data in a terminal program, or better yet, fire up something
      > like VisualGPS to take a look at the data it is spitting out.
      >
      > 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
      > --
      > "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
      >
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