WAAS coverage

Submitted: Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 20:15
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In an earlier post there was some discussion as to whether we in Australia received WAAS signals. I spoke to Magellan and they said nup. Tonight I noticed the W symbol on my satellite screen, and I looked up the footprints of the WAAS satellites:
http://217.204.152.210/support_maps.cfm
So we can get 3 m accuracy with our GPSs here.Bob
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 20:55

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 20:55
Bob, sure we can receive waas birds in oz but we have no ground correction stations. The signal you are receiving is meant for another part of the planet and will degrade your accuracy so turn waas off.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY

Hooroo
Ray
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:57

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 21:57
Yep turn it off, the unit supports it but there is no infrastructure, it will degrade your signal.
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Reply By: dogart - Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 23:33

Monday, Jan 19, 2004 at 23:33
this should do it...!
http://www.gpsoz.com.au/WAAS.htm

cheers
wolf

great site too for everything gps
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 08:46

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 08:46
The W satellite I am seeing is at 350 degrees from Canberra. I am wondering if the Japanese MSAS satellite is working. They were planning to have six ground stations throughout our region. MSAS and EGNOS are meant to be compatible with WAAS. Can anyone come up with another explanation for a satellite at this location. Bear in mind that the Pacific WAAS satellite is located above the equator at 178E.
Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 08:50

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 08:50
I know that someone in FNQ showed that they achieved greater accuracy with WAAS disabled, but according to the Raytheon site (they operate the system) even areas outside the intended reception area wont have accuracy degraded, and most likely will benefit.Bob
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Reply By: Jimbo (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 20:09

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 20:09
I agree with others Bob; in Aust turn WAAS off as we have no ground stations. My eTrex gets 4mtr accuracy anyway - why would you need or want more?Cheers, Jim

"Lead, Follow.....or get out of the way!!"
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