[time-nuts] worth salvaging ?

Mark J. Blair nf6x at nf6x.net
Sun Jan 30 03:01:49 UTC 2011

On Jan 29, 2011, at 4:03 PM, David Martindale wrote:
> It all depends on the receiver firmware. [...]
> In a little while, Garmin released a small utility that you
> ran on a PC connected to the GPS via its serial port, and it reset
> something that allowed the GPS to do a successful cold start.  I
> remember an rumour that it simply reset the saved date and time far
> enough away that the receiver dumped all its old almanac entries,
> forcing it to do a cold start that worked.

Ah, yes. If the receiver is too stubborn to give up and do a very cold start, then it may single-mindedly continue searching exactly where the satellites aren't!

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>
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