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So, this solar flare thing...

sviking 141 Points
edited November -1 in GPS Discussions
Anyone noticed their GPS units being affected in any way? I fired up my 60CSx this morning and it took a lot longer than usual to acquire, but everything else seemed pretty normal. Same reported accuracy as always.

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  • Boyd 1974 Points
    I was curious about that as well. Fired up my Montana when I started the car and it instantly had a fix with 11 ft accuracy which quickly dropped to 9 feet. I used the Montana yesterday hiking around the woods near my home and brought it out to the car this morning, so it wasn't in the same spot as where I turned it off yesterday.

    Have been listening to XM radio all day and no disturbance there. Listened to FM radio for awhile also with no issues. Just heard a report on the news that the results of the flare are less than they anticipated (so far).
  • sviking 141 Points
    I was listening to Coast to Coast AM last night and the kook they had on was saying the Mayans were wrong and the end of the world would be today with volcanoes, earthquakes, polar shift, etc. :lol:
  • Boyd 1974 Points
    News from NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News030712-X5-4.html
    UPDATE 03/08/12
    At the time of writing this was still a minor storm, rated a G1 on a scale of G1 to G5.
  • zee 97 Points
    I have had my 60Cx tracking all morning ( connected to the ant on the roof ) and it is showing the usual slightly NW to SE "line" about 8 ft long, according to the Measure Distance on the Map page.
    The accuracy shows the normal +- 7 ft.

    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/today.html
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