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Old 05-15-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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Originally Posted by BentBow View Post
This morning on my way to the jobsite, my TomTom GPS, lost satellite contact.
Not knowing exactly where I was going, I stopped and called for directions.

Turned the GPS off and rebooted it. Same thing. No satellites found.

30 minutes later, almost to the jobsite, the GPS started talking again. It found a satellite.


Then an hour and a half - two hours later and it lost the satellites again.
I knew how to get back home now, backtracking and still 3 hours later, still no satellite contact??


Anyone else have their GPS acting up today?

I'm glad the MAPS in my console don't act up!
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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I'm glad the MAPS in my console don't act up!
That was my immediate thought.
I get a map of wherever I am going on the internet before I start out and the printed directions/map are invaluable. I have a nice detailed booklet map of the DC area and that is gold.
I have been stranded by a GPS unit so don't use them.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:55 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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That was my immediate thought.
I get a map of wherever I am going on the internet before I start out and the printed directions/map are invaluable. I have a nice detailed booklet map of the DC area and that is gold.
I have been stranded by a GPS unit so don't use them.
Exactly. Sometimes technology just doesn't stand up to simplicity and good old fashioned common sense.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:31 PM
 
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While driving alone, I think a map can more dangerous than a gps.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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While driving alone, I think a map can more dangerous than a gps.
Well that's why you pull over to check your map ... I hope?
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:20 AM
 
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Well that's why you pull over to check your map ... I hope?
Tuff to do on 8 lanes of traffic. If you are able to pull over, you can always stop and ask at the nearest General store.
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