[Loadstone] Qstarz Q-818 Questions

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Thu May 10 03:50:50 BST 2007

Does this receiver report a number of satellites over 12 very often? If it 
does go over 12 I'd be curious if the accuracy and vertical accuracy values 
were right. The specification for the field (gpgsa) we use to get these 
values only talks about having 12 satellite ids. I wonder if it just ignores 
the rest or if there's some updated spec we'll have to try to account for.

On Wed, 9 May 2007, Kevin Chao wrote:

> Mike,
> The battery is not built-in, so it is possible for the user to swap the
> batteries if needed. Today i received 13 satellites which is otherley
> impressive. The only major limitation of this receiver is that it will go
> into sleep mode if you are walking below 2.5 mph. If you are using it with
> LoadStone you aren't able to use the hot/warm/cold start features as this
> receiver utalizes the new MTK chipset. So, if you tent to walk a bit slower,
> I wouldn't recommend this receiver.
> Kevin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael O. Hanson" <mhanson at winternet.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 8:46 AM
> Subject: [Loadstone] Qstarz Q-818 Questions
>> I understand one or more of you use this receiver.  Is the battery built in
>> or can you change it?  I am confused by available product descriptions.
>> What problems, if any have you experienced using this receiver.
>> I currently use a Royaltec RBT-2000.  I have used it for about eight
>> months,
>> with no real problems.  It has a somewhat shorter battery life than I
>> would
>> like.  On the other hand, I can change out the battery.  If I use
>> Loadstone
>> to do a long distance hike, I will need to change the battery regularly
>> which ever receiver I use.
>> Thank You,
>> Mike Hanson
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