Garmin emap

Submitted: Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 20:23
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Hey guys just got back from 4 weeks in america and among some other stuff i purchased a garmin emap and im having trouble working it out.
the last gps i had i turned it on and it started to make a trail but this thing just dosnt want to locate a satelite and all it has is a marker on a map in the middle of the usa with a ? flashing on it can any one help us out or give me any pointers
that would be much appreciated
cheers
paul
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Reply By: Member - Peter K (NSW) - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 20:28

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 20:28
Paul
should find an answer here
http://www.gpsoz.com.au/New_Starters.htm
cheers
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:09

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:09
Thanks mate i found a few things that needed to be changed
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 22:20

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 22:20
Does it only have a map of the USA in it? Could be why?
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:16

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:16
G'day truckster
it has a world map but the usa is the detailed one
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Reply By: BurnieM - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 23:31

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 23:31
It does not know where it is (in thinks it is still in the US and it is looking for satellite that the alamanic tells it it should be able to see and it can't).
If you leave it long enough (30-40 minutes) it will give up and search a general search of the sky or....
...look up your manual. In the setup menus somewhere will be an option called 'New Location'. Most Garmins let you scroll a world map until the pointer is roughly where you are. The unit should then look for the right satellite and be generating a position in 3-5 minutes.
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:08

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:08
G'day Bernie
i tried it in america and it still would not pick up a signal.
Have entered a new location and also change some settings that were listed on the website above and it still wont get a signal,around 30-40 mins then turns it self off.
cheers
paul
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Follow Up By: BurnieM - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:12

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:12
Hmmm.... hard to tell. Often the odd things happen in the first satellite lock.

Where are you located ?
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:13

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:13
when i turn it on about 5 mins message comes up poor satellite reception,then list's a options
use indoors which wont help
new location i tried
store w/o batteries i chose this one because it said use this if the date is wrong and it is but still nothing,and continue aquiring which still dosent help
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:14

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 10:14
perth w.a
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 08:25

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 08:25
Burnie is spot on.~
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Follow Up By: Wazza (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 11:45

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 11:45
Or maybe not~
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Reply By: Hedonist - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 11:15

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 11:15
Paul,

It is not picking up the signal - The 'use indoors' option stops it from searching, so first make sure that this is not selected.

Have you tried it outside in a clear area? (No trees or other obstructions?)

On the second menu page there is an option that allows you to check the reception strength from individual satellites - have a look at this to see whether it is picking up any signals at all - the height of the bar graphs indicates signal strength.

It will need acceptable reception from at least four to give a position. This process should not take more than a couple of minutes even if it is completely lost!

Cheers,
Pete
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Follow Up By: Pauly - Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 23:11

Saturday, Jan 24, 2004 at 23:11
G'day pete

Well it works out side but not in, still cant get the correct date
you wouldnt know how much these are worth do you i paid $280 american?
Thanks for that i was starting to think i bought a dud
cheers paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Moggs - Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 07:48

Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 07:48
Pauly,

Thanks...you gave me the first chuckle of the day :)

They tend not to work too well inside. It's not an eMap thing, just a general GPS requirement that they need to see a large amount of sky to get reception.

The date should auto update with the time when it locks onto a satellite.

The $280 US is comparable to what you would pay here as they are now superseeded. The $$ start to rack up when you start adding the Garmin memory cards (which are a rip off, but you have to use them), Mapsource software, car chargers, Ni-Mh batteries etc....then of course you will want a PDA or laptop, Rastor maps, Oziexplorer.....and it goes on and on.

I have used an eMap for about 2 years now and am very happy with its performance. Have dropped it numerous times on concrete without damage - it is a good rugged unit.

Good luck with it, and if you want to use it from the Jason recliner, GPSOZ sell a decent aerial for around $99 :)Moggs ( Normanhurst NSW)
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Follow Up By: BurnieM - Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 15:54

Sunday, Jan 25, 2004 at 15:54
Never assume the obvious....

There will be a setup page somewhere with the time offset from GMT. NSWs local time is +11 hours so Perth should be +09 ?
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Reply By: Cobra - Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 23:31

Monday, Jan 26, 2004 at 23:31
Couple of things to try:
Under 'General Settings' select 'normal' mode, Time Zone select 'other' and enter the offset. (Daylight saving refers to America only), Location Format slect 'default' and North Reference 'true'
If you still have problems, log in to WWW.garmin.com and check the FAQ etc

Good luck
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Reply By: Pauly - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:50

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 21:50
Thanx for all the reply's all helped out heaps

cheers
paul
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