[Loadstone] Qstarz Q-818 Questions

Kevin Chao g.unit89 at clearwire.net
Thu May 10 13:43:02 BST 2007


Shawn,

It is very rare to ever get that amount of satellites. You will be lucky if 
you ever get that.

Kevin
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at odyssey.cm.nu>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Qstarz Q-818 Questions


> 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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