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Warning! Solar Flares

Post  bubbazoo on Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:49 pm

Out and about the last few days in the Mulga country near Menzies. Several time my GPS failed to get a fix. Today was much worse than yesterday i lost signal for over an hour this arvo. Lucky it came back before dark and i was able the get back to my camp.

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Post  rotor on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:48 pm

Last week (or was it the week before) my gps also couldnt find any sats and then when it did it put me hundreds of miles from my location. Around the time the koreans let loose their biggest inter continental and the h-bomb . . . . . . had thought it was the yanks doing funny things with the sat system in the lead up to a conflict maybe !!!!!!! Lets hope not!!
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Post  mullockgrubber on Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:33 pm

Interesting, I know there has been some H.F radio blackouts lately due to Auroral activity but this is the first time I have heard of GPS users having trouble getting a fix.

Something to keep in mind particulary if out in the flat mulga country where there are not any high peaks to get a bearing on.

Thanks for the reports.
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Post  Wombat on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:08 am

I'm pretty sure if we end up with a world conflict over Korea (lets pray we don't) that the military take over all control of GPS satellites and there will be no domestic use. So Rotor you could have been right. I think I was driving then as well using my car GPS and it went of line for a few minutes as well. Like it just froze, but then came back on line.
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Re: Warning! Solar Flares

Post  Willo on Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:30 pm

On the upside there has been some nice auroral action. This is a shot I got last night:


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