Powerlines and GPS

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Powerlines and GPS

Postby wattpuppy » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:38 pm

Anybody notice any problems with overhead powerlines interfering with the GPS tracking? In my area it seems that the GPS looses my location when I'm under powerlines.
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Re: Powerlines and GPS

Postby RallyChris » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:33 pm

I'm not an engineer, but based on what I've read for amateur radio work, power lines themselves shouldn't interfere with the GPS signal. Now there might be an interference problem with the receivers in the phone.

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Re: Powerlines and GPS

Postby QuickOK » Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:48 am

:D That wouldn't have anything to do with your username would it... Wattpuppy. Anyway, I'm not aware of any issues pertaining to powerlines and GPS. The GPS in the phone has been admittedly poor by Apple for what we do, but we make do with it. If you're a power user and have jailbroken your phone which is now LEGAL, but Apple arguably states that it may void your warranty (not likely because you can restore your phone) you can obtain a bluetooth app and use a bluetooth GPS instead of the built-in GPS...
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