Saturday, January 09, 2010

The 350mph jogger

Anyone who was watching the track of G4ILO-12 this morning may have been surprised to see me whizzing along at 350 miles per hour over south-west Scotland at 10,000 feet.

No, I hadn't taken a trip by plane. I had APRSISCE running on my phone in its desktop cradle and when I noticed my icon scooting across the Scottish landscape I saw that the GPS was losing its position.

I don't know what caused this, but after it occurred I couldn't get the GPS to lock up again, even when using another application (Google Maps) and taking the phone outside in the garden to be sure it could see the satellites. I had a sinking feeling that the GPS in my phone had failed. Fortunately, after turning the phone completely off and then on the GPS started working properly again. It was certainly a worrying few minutes!
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