+HesDeadJim Posted October 7, 2005 Share Posted October 7, 2005 I recently purchased my Garmin GPSMAP 60CS and was anxious to get it "up and running". I was reading the directions on starting up and getting the satellite locks and when I went outside to power it up for the 1st time I only let it sit for about 15 minutes or so until it started giving me coordinates. I then powered the unit off and called it good. I realized the next day that I hadn't switched WAAS on before allowing it to get the satellite lock. I read in one of the posts on the forum (I can't find it now) that the GPS should be allowed to 'bake' for at least 45 minutes or more in order for the unit to get a lock on a WAAS satellite (I want to say it was supposed to be a satellite numbered higher than 32(?) ) and that a lower case letter 'd' was supposed to show up below the satellite bars on the GPS. I can tell you that I have since switched on WAAS but I haven't had any luck getting the unit to pick up a satellite numbered higher than 32 and I don't have any satellite bars with a lowercase letter 'd' beneath it. I want my GPS to be as accurate as possible so my question is this. Is there any way to 'reset' the Garmin GPSMAP 60CS so that it finds the higher numbered WAAS satellites when I power it up and allow it to 'bake' for the 45 minute recommended time? The unit currently says the accuracy is is between 20'-30'. If I can get more accurate that would be great. If someone has the magic recipe, could you pass it along to a newb? I'd appreciate it. - Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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