[Loadstone] Sensibility of the gps receivers

Adhimoolam Vetrivel Murugan vadhimoolam at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 07:47:23 GMT 2013

My external GPS receiver at best can see up to 14 satalites of which I
get good signal ranging between 7 - 9.


On 01/02/2013, Paulo Augusto <pauloaugustoamigos at yahoo.com.br> wrote:
> Guys, thanks a lot for the answers,
> Let me ask you something else:
> How many satelites do you get connected to your equipments?
> Here in my pathways I never get more than 6 satelites. When they say a
> receiver can connect to 33, 44 or 66 chanels, does it mean connecting to 33,
> 44 or 66 satelites?
> Regards, Paulo
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Sensibility of the gps receivers
>> As a general rule the internal gps receivers on nokia phones should be
>> considered junk. They'll work if you have nothing else but any external
>> receiver you can buy will give you better performance. Technical
>> information about the internal receivers is very hard to obtain. The best
>> you might be able to do is find out what gps chip the phone uses and then
>> look up the specs for it. The phone's gps is also more sensitive to the
>> position of the phone. It's recommended that when using the gps you hold
>> the phone up at a 45 degree angle for best results. When the phone is
>> moved from the optimal position then the gps quality goes down. The
>> external receivers don't have these problems and you'll probably get
>> longer battery life from the system as well.
>> On Thu, 31 Jan 2013, Paulo Augusto wrote:
>>> Dears,
>>> I have a nokia e72 with internal gps receiver but I'm not satisfied with
>>> the gps functionning.
>>> I'm considering the possibility of acquiring an external gps because it
>>> seems to be more sensible.
>>> In the talknav web site, for instance, we find that the gps receiver
>>> model I Go 747 has the sensibility of -165 dbm.
>>> I've tried hard to find the sensibility of my e72 but it has been so
>>> difficult that i decided to ask on this list.
>>> Do you know where I can find this technical information, I mean, the
>>> sensibility of the gps receiver in the nokia e72?Maybe the external
>>> receivers will not solve my problems, such as loosing signal when there
>>> are tall buildings around or inside a car.
>>> Kind regards, Paulo
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