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    Default Satellite troubles

    The Arkansas geocaching board reports possible problems with WAAS systems. Here are some links to articles.

    http://tech.slashdot.org/submission/...Out-of-Control

    http://forums.piperowner.org/read/1/145848/146133

    http://www.gpsworld.com/gnss-system/...satellite-9841

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    Default Not good!

    This is not good news. I hate to even say it, but if the second WAAS satellite goes down, then geocaching as we know it will end. Can anybody say "topos and compasses?



    Quote Originally Posted by lexmano View Post
    The Arkansas geocaching board reports possibproblems with WAAS systems. Here are some links to articles.

    http://tech.slashdot.org/submission/...Out-of-Control

    http://forums.piperowner.org/read/1/145848/146133

    http://www.gpsworld.com/gnss-system/...satellite-9841
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    This is not good news. I hate to even say it, but if the second WAAS satellite goes down, then geocaching as we know it will end.
    Geocaching will go back to what it was like when many of us started. YAAAAY!

    (And we didn't log any more DNF's than we do now...)

    And besides - most of the caches these days are going to be in either one end of the guardrail or the other.

    Last edited by WhereRWe?; 05-13-2010 at 04:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubord207 View Post
    This is not good news. I hate to even say it, but if the second WAAS satellite goes down, then geocaching as we know it will end. Can anybody say "topos and compasses?
    You will be geocaching the same way like people in other countries without WAAS coverage or using GPSr units not supporting WAAS. I did both and didn't see any difference.
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    Default Waas

    Quote Originally Posted by lexmano View Post
    The Arkansas geocaching board reports possible problems with WAAS systems. Here are some links to articles.

    http://tech.slashdot.org/submission/...Out-of-Control

    http://forums.piperowner.org/read/1/145848/146133

    http://www.gpsworld.com/gnss-system/...satellite-9841
    Fear not Lex. I'll be able to keep them up in the air until you get home.

    The bad news...most of the time WAAS is not available in the woods anyway. I've been watching this and a few other things. A bunch of the satellites are burning out and a lot of the time don't even work right.

    The good nws...The accuracy will only be off a little for the handheld. We will be able to still use the Nuvi's but just have to pay more attention to where we are as they my state we are closer or farther away at times.
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    I am more concerned with the rouge satellite possibly dropping out of the sky onto my Jeep while out caching....

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