[OSM-talk] GPS receiver orientation

Lauri Hahne lauri.hahne at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 09:15:40 BST 2008


2008/7/26 Gervase Markham <gerv-gmane at gerv.net>:
> Random question: does the orientation of a GPS receiver make any
> difference? If I hold my BGT-11 vertically, will it find it harder to
> get and keep a lock than if I hold it horizontally? Also, does it make
> it slower to get a lock if I walk along while it's trying?
>
> I don't know the chipset, if that makes a difference - I think it may be
> SirfStar II. The wiki would know (I'm offline as I type).
>

It all depends on what kind of an antenna your receiver haves. Units
made for car use tend to assume that the signal comes from "up" and
provide best reception for that direction.


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Lauri Hahne




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