+Kai Team Posted June 23, 2005 Share Posted June 23, 2005 (edited) A 14 channel should do better than others under cover. It has 12 regular gps channels and 2 dedicated WAAS channels (as opposed to 10 and 2 switchable). More oportunity to find those sats when walking thru the trees. I thought the problem under heavy cover is that you can't receive enough satellites, not that you don't have enough channels on which to receive them. For example, if you have a 12 channel receiver and you can only see 8 sats, there are 4 channels available to pick up any sat that shows itself as you're walking through the trees. If you're in the same spot with a 14 channel receiver, you still can only see 8 sats, but will have 6 channels available. I don't see how the extra available channels (without a sat lock) help your accuracy under these conditions. It seems that two dedicated channels for WAAS would only be useful under very good reception conditions, when you're able to receive 12 sats plus 2 WAAS sats (if there is such a place on the face of the earth ). Am I missing something? Edit: Typo Edited June 23, 2005 by Kai Team Quote Link to comment
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