[Loadstone] What did I do'es wrong?

Rob Melchers rob at loadstone-gps.com
Sat Feb 7 17:01:51 GMT 2009

I think you expect too much from GPS. In professional GPS use we record 
points with at least 9 satellites and reading is done with at least 6 
satellites. If you made your points using an internal receiver and 3 or 4 
sats the points can only be accurate within 25 to 50 meters. If you want 
better precision you really need an external receiver. Are you walking 
under trees or near high objects? This has a negative influence on the 
accuracy. Technically you are doing it right, this looks likes a case of 
'bad' points.


At 2/7/2009, you wrote:
>Hi Everybody,
>Since 2 months, I'm tryng the loadstone.
>I never be able to get to a check point by using  the joystick.
>Did some of you,were able to get to a check point by using the joystick?
>Let see me setting.
>I'm using nokia 95 with it's GPs.
>On a traile, from my home outside, after I get 3 or 4 satelites, I make a
>check mark by using "#" key.
>I already tried sabing it by usingcurrent point if I'm not walking, and I
>tried by using the function, from bigginning also.
>Both of them, doe's change anything.
>After all check Mark, corectly enter,  I'm export it to my PC and I'm,
>export it to the  route planer tool, and after the rote planer caorrectly
>made, I import the 2 files to my Nokia.
>When I want to use it, I select check point and I selected this file.
>I, setting the oadstone like this!
>Use check point only,
>Auto Announce off
>Sound non
>Vibrator off.
>After I kept 3 or 4 sathélites I start to walk,
>if i'm using joystick to know wher i'm, this is not the next check point
>witch is announce, this the tirth or the forth check point that was tell me!
>I like to tell you There is no hairpincurves.
>Should somebody, tell me what I did wrong.
>Also, in the tool route planer,
>I put by example
>Garage for the first point
>and Mail
>for the last point.
>With the button add,
>I add the other check points
>from the garage, up to the mail check point.
>Also, in my return I'm using the other file reverse  routecreated by the
>route planner.
>When I question the the loadstone,  it telle me  the next check points witch
>are in front but instead telling me forword the name of the point at xx
>meter, it tell me in french
>"rrière", This mean behind me not front of me.
>How come every thing are said
>to me all in the wrong way?
>I'm sure that I'm using the right file.
>Also, something that I didn't understand, it is that
>event if i'm exactly on a check point and if I question the loadstone, it
>didn't tell me exactly where I'm but telleng me 14 meter from xx.
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