Anyone have gps connection issues lately?

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  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    Not just my Qualcomm, but my dash GPS and even my phone can't find GPS reception. Is it just my truck, suddenly blocking GPS?
     
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  3. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    Maybe that crap in space that blew up or whatever happened last week??
     
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    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Communist China testing their laser to knock out satellites .
     
  5. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    My Garmin was crazy past week. For some reasons coordinates were off of accuracy.
     
  6. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    A company I used to drive for had PeopleNet units. After switching into a new truck, my GPS on my TomTom no longer worked, nor did Google Maps on my phone. Walk away from the truck a few feet and Google maps would acquire a signal again.

    One day, the PeopleNet unit started acting up, so the shop had me pull the fuse for it to restart it. Lo and behold, as soon as the PeopleNet turned off, the TomTom got signal.

    Now heres the odd part... after telling the shop about it, they took the PeopleNet unit from my old truck and put it in the new one. No dice... PeopleNet on, TomTom no worky. PeopleNet off, TomTom worked.

    So... we took the PeopleNet from the new truck and put it in the old truck. Put the TomTom in the old truck. It worked.

    Chalked it up to the new truck being infested with ghosts and poltergeists.
     
  7. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    I still have the roof sat done from Cowan on my truck, but I believe it is only a reciever, so that wouldn't explain an interference. The only thing I have changed was I installed a new surface go 3, but it should do it all the time if that was the issue.
     
  8. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    Did you maybe install a new charger for the Surface? A lot of those cheap switching transformers create radio interference. GPS signals are very weak and it doesn't take much to interfere.
     
  9. free spirited1

    free spirited1 Heavy Load Member

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    Just finished a load where picked up in Tacoma ,WA and took it to Etna,PA(Pittsburgh area)...I'm a gadget person, I run a Garmin 770 and a Garmin 780 my 770 cut out a few times searching for satellites but 780 didn't. Now granted the areas were in MT, ID, SD....a previous load in CA did same, so yeah I've seen some interference s on the west side of the country more. My PropleNet went out and reconnected itself similar, but it has always done that in some of those areas anyways. We're switching over to Omnitrac at our company gradually over the past like 3 months
     
  10. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

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    Same here
     
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  11. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    We had lots of Northern Lights last week, didn't we? Northern Lights = lots of solar particles = electronic interference.
     
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