yorickmoko at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 11:50:25 CEST 2008
Is there still hope this is not a hardware bug?
On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 10:59 PM, Jim Morris <ml at e4net.com> wrote:
> Jonathan Spooner wrote:
> > I've been playing with my GPS and finally got a fix using agps diag
> > tool. I stood the gta02 up on my garden table using a pop bottle :-) I
> > think bottom line the gta02 has a poor antenna.... in fact the first
> > time I got a fix I did so at the point I rested my free stylus on top of
> > the gta02!
> > Once I had a fix I used the signal strength screen in the agps diag tool
> > and its then plain to see the signal is precarious at best with an
> > average strength of around 28 which is greatly affected by orientation
> > and nearby objects from hands, stylus, people etc pretty much what you'd
> > expect in a device thats receiving a very weak signal.... except we know
> > the say system is working so that only leaves the gta02 internal antenna
> > as the problem.
> > Thoughts?
> > Jon
> I found exactly the same thing, the unit has to be stationary for a while,
> you need to swizzle it
> around its vertical axis until you get the maximum signal strength, and
> then leave it for 10 mins to
> get a fix. It must not be touched or moved during that time.
> It is pretty impractical for a mobile device though to do that.
> Lets hope some of the techniques to preload data will help this.
> Jim Morris, http://blog.wolfman.com
> Openmoko community mailing list
> community at lists.openmoko.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the community