So I bought a very inexpensive GPS off the Woot! website late last year. It’s worked very well for me, and I was quite happy with the purchase…until last Saturday. On Saturday the 13th of June, the GPS just quit syncing with the GPS constellation! At first, I wrote it off to a cheap device, and figured that I’d had my fun. But then I started poking around…and what I saw didn’t make sense.
I looked at the GPS signal screen, trying to see if the internal antenna wire had somehow come undone. Maybe this was something I could fix myself! No, I was seeing good signals from 8 to 11 satellites…and still no location sync!
Ok, so that points to software. I started poking around the web, and found that I wasn’t alone…and that Navsupport was already hard at work on a fix.