[Loadstone] visible satellites

Ari Moisio arimo at iki.fi
Wed Jan 21 19:58:00 GMT 2009


  Number of visible satellites depends on receiving condition an 
sensitivity of the receiver, number of channels does not matter. Ther are 
24 'normal'   satellites and total of five geostationary waas/egnos 
satellites     so 13 satellites is quite possible number of visible 
satellites. My personal record was 14 satellites with Holux M-1000 .

mr. M01510 & guide Loadstone-GPS

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Kevin Chao wrote:

> I have seen a number of times where I have come across 13 satellites and I
> am not sure if it is an accurate or inaccurate reading based on the GPS
> program and/or GPS receiver. I have seen this in both using the Holux M-1000
> (32 channels) and I-Blue 737A+ (66 channels) but never saw it when using the
> Holux GPSlim236 (20 channels).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of David W Wood
> Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:33 AM
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: [Loadstone] visible satellites
> Hi all:
> A conundrum for the academics.
> I have just returned from a much needed holiday in a location of
> 28.5N 16.5W approximately.
> Otherwise known as Tenerife.
> The number of visible satellites was frequently reported to be 9 or 10,
> occasionally even 11 and 12.
> On one occasion, 13.
> On my return I have spoken with a friend who derived the algorithms for the
> Surrey University satellites to explain why 13, but we cannot conclude why
> this high number.
> The usual explanation is 12 per hemisphere, but in reality I believe them to
> be 8 in three 120 degree out of phase orbits.
> Can anyone elucidate?
> David W Wood
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