[aprssig] GPS-20 keeps giving me $GPMRC with 'V' for invalid ...

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Wed May 11 22:09:04 EDT 2005

I guess my question is how long have you let the puck run?  Could take
up to 24 minutes to get a full ephermis update.  Many times people would
complain about their tripmates not getting locks when they just hadn't
left it on long enough.  I jokingly tell them to leave their tripmate
alone with plenty of fresh air and sunshine for 1/2 a day and they
always report back that it works.  Perhaps the same is true here?

I just checked findu and I don't see your car anywhere near your house....


maiko at pcs.mb.ca wrote:

>I took a drive around the neighbourhood, my GPS-20 nicely
>sitting on the roof of my cavalier, feeding a KPC-3 into
>an Alinco DR-112 with a quarter wave magmount.
>I'm picking up the minute by minute beacons without any
>problem back at the base station.
>BUT, the beacon is consistently showing a 'V' for invalid,
>as if the GPS-20 is not able to get a valid position.
>Any ideas ? I've never used one of these pucks before, but
>it sure looks cool, and I need to get several of these working
>really soon for our marathon.
>Maiko Langelaar / VE4KLM
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