Joined: April 2008
||Posted: April 28 2008,5:03 pm
Does everybody have days like this, or should I think about getting a new GPSr?
I went out yesterday morning on a beautiful sunny day. On the first cache hunt, the reception was cutting in and out. At one point when I thought I was getting close to the waypoint, all of a sudden I was 300 feet away. I gave up on that and went to the next one. This time the GPS wanted me to go 200 feet down the side of a steep hill. I knew from the description and cache logs that couldn't be right. I decided to give it one last try on another cache. This one was on the side of a hill next to a creek, according to the cache logs. My GPS was zeroing out in the creek bottom, so it had to be several hundred feet off.
I have a pretty cheap GPS but don't think it is one with a reputation for poor reception, and it has served me well on other occasions. I can get a pretty good 3D fix inside my house, too.
What do you think?