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All this corona stuff got me wondering #13476051 03/17/20 11:48 PM
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Does your spot lock lose lock under a 2 lane bridge?

Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: boocat] #13478753 03/19/20 07:28 PM
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Yes. It works off a satellite signal.



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Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: boocat] #13479594 03/20/20 10:26 AM
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yeah, thanks .I know that but was just wondering if the bridges were narrow enough or maybe a possibility of some stray signal bouncing around to work. High frequency, so I guess not.

Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: boocat] #13479654 03/20/20 12:03 PM
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Depends on how many satellites are close to the horizon that the bridge doesn't block.


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Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: boocat] #13480204 03/20/20 05:19 PM
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Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: boocat] #13480312 03/20/20 06:20 PM
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The few times I have tried it with my Terrova it has worked flawlessly under the bridges on Lake Ray Hubbard and Tawakoni .

Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: boocat] #13480633 03/20/20 09:55 PM
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I got under the Hwy 154 bridge on Lake Fork and the GPS couldn't find me and we were barely under the bridge fishing between the first and middle column.


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Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: boocat] #13480689 03/20/20 10:25 PM
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Just try and see I guess, Maybe I'll try after the apocalypse , wanted to maybe try next week but things getting pretty crazy around the hospital with all the prep work. Maybe I'll live through this.

Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: Wayne P.] #13480997 03/21/20 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Wayne P.
Depends on how many satellites are close to the horizon that the bridge doesn't block.

This. It takes a minimum of 3 to triangulate. I think.


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Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13481207 03/21/20 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted by Wayne P.
Depends on how many satellites are close to the horizon that the bridge doesn't block.

This. It takes a minimum of 3 to triangulate. I think.


Yes, Steve, that's where the "tri" syllable comes in, lol. The height of the bridge above the GPS antenna matters also. The higher the bridge, the higher above the horizon a signal can be received. The bearing of the bridge also plays into whether there's a satellite in the antenna's view, as well as surrounding terrain - trees, buildings, etc. Basically, there are so many variables that every case has uniqueness in whether or not it will work.

Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: boocat] #13493898 03/30/20 12:39 PM
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Mine has trouble under bridges. Like it doesn’t get a good satellite lock. It’s an xi5


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Re: All this corona stuff got me wondering [Re: boocat] #13495204 03/31/20 03:02 AM
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Mine gets a signal but the positioning area is greatly increased. I find it better to fish into the wind, set a heading and adjust the speed to match the wind. Not perfect but moves less.

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