[Loadstone] loadstone and mobile speak

Stephen Giggar sgiggar at sbcglobal.net
Sat Apr 17 20:10:35 BST 2010


Dave

If it is a AT&T phone! Try Menu, Settings, Configure, Connections, 
Internet/Access, for the access point stuff.

Now for the GPS stuff if anything is still left on the AT&T phone look at 
Menu, Settings, Configure, General, Positioning.

Signed: Stephen Giggar
Skype: dr-phone.

Hardware eventually fails, software eventually works.
No amount of bandwidth can fix poor design.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Mehler" <dave.mehler at gmail.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] loadstone and mobile speak


> Hello,
> Thanks for your replies. I haven't found the setting for the access
> point setup. The gps used is the assisted gps.
> My phone is a nokia surge.
> Thanks much.
> Dave.
>
>
> On 4/17/10, Dave Mielke <dave at mielke.cc> wrote:
>> [quoted lines by David Mehler on 2010/04/16 at 20:46 -0400]
>>
>>>Still not getting a signal with my phone's internal gps, i've let it
>>>wait longer than 2 minutes. I'm wondering if it's not going out?
>>
>> WEel ... you got me curious so I did some more experimenting. I think one
>> fundamental problem with these phones is that so much electronics are 
>> packed
>> around the GPS receiving antenna that it just doesn't work as well as one
>> might
>> expect. Also, the typical way one holds ones phone tends to obscure the
>> satellites from the internal GPS receiving antenna's view. If the phone 
>> is
>> in
>> your pocket or on your belt then your body will act as a rather 
>> significant
>> ground. If you hold your phone face up in your hand then your palm will 
>> tend
>> to
>> cover the antenna.
>>
>> Each model is different, of course, but I suspect it's reasonably safe to
>> assume that the internal GPS receiving antenna is toward the back of your
>> phone
>> since the front tends to be fully occupied by the keypad, display, etc. 
>> For
>> the
>> best results, therefore, what you need to do is hold your phone (or lay 
>> it
>> on a
>> table) face down. This way, if it's in your hand then your palm isn't
>> covering
>> the antenna, and there's a minimum of obstructions between the antenna 
>> and
>> the
>> satellites. With my phone face down in my hand, and only using the 
>> internal
>> GPS
>> receiver, my phone syncs up in about three and a half minutes the first
>> time,
>> and in just several seconds after a short disconnect/reconnect cycle.
>>
>> --
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