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Re: [gpsd-users] Garmin 18X LVC and upcoming week rollover

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] Garmin 18X LVC and upcoming week rollover
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:08:28 -0800

Yo Rich!

On Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:54:11 -0800
Rich Wales <address@hidden> wrote:

> > /Keep an eye on e-bay and you'll see good deals come and go./  
> How would you compare the Ublox 8xxx with the Auriga RS232?

I saw that, but there is no info on the GPS chip inside.  The case
looks a lot like some of my SiRFstar GPS.  But without knowing what is
inside it is a crap shoot.

> I have been fortunate, I suppose, in that my Garmin 18x has worked
> fine indoors.  I routinely get a fix from between 7 and 9 satellites
> with the puck sitting on an inside window sill, next to a window.
> The unit is located on the upper floor of a wooden building, which
> undoubtedly helps.

I have mine inside, adjacent to a basement wall.  Just some R-11 and the
outside wood cladding.  It usually works, but it is marginal.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
        address@hidden  Tel:+1 541 382 8588

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