[Loadstone] No Signal and Signal Acquired transitions.

David Allen wd8ldy at xtra.co.nz
Fri Aug 10 10:51:50 BST 2007

Hi Monty and list!

These are just my thoughts as I've been following discussion.

Well, Shawn got my attention, when he commented that he always has a signal 
with a good receiver. I'm wondering where I went wrong. I have the Globalsat 
BT338, which I chose primarily because the info at the Loadstone web site 
said it was more sensitive. And while our insulation isn't bad, I often have 
no signal for several minutes even if I'm outside, and of course, it is full 
winter down here at 45 degrees south, so I doubt that foliage could be the 
problem. I am also not in an urban canyon.

I've given some thought to the suggestion that announcements be able to be 
turned off, or be limited to a tone signal only. Isn't it important to know 
how many sattelites you've acquired when you have a signal or not? If it is 
as important as I think it is, then I want to know that information without 
requiring another keystroke to find out. On the other hand, if there is no 
useful reason to know it, then I suppose nothing is lost by reducing the 
feature to the level suggested. Options are valuable, of course, so at least 
any feature there is could be discounted if you didn't want to use it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <monty at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] No Signal and Signal Acquired transitions.

> Hi Dave,
> Ottawa shows as 45 dg North which means that your position is at least 200
> miles south of the southernly most member of the Loadstone development
> team
> You probably have a point on the building insolation however but unless it
> is made of metal it likely isn't a problem!
> Best regards,
>   Monty
> On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, Dave Mielke wrote:
>> [quoted lines by Shawn Kirkpatrick on 2007/08/09 at 17:42 -0700]
>>> This could probably be done. Personally I've found with a good receiver 
>>> the
>>> signal monitor just isn't needed since the receiver always seems to have 
>>> a
>>> signal.
>> Perhaps. Also, though, the fact that I live probably more north than you 
>> may
>> make a difference. Also, due to our much colder winters, our buildings 
>> tend to
>> be much more densely insulated and the like. Who knows.
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