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Bouncing signals in urban areas


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I had some (non-geocaching) GPS owners testing out a cache series I'm working on last week, and we ran across an interesting phenomenon.

 

One particular cache was about 30 metres behind us as we stood in a relatively open square. There was only one large building nearby, on the other side of us from the target. So I was quite surprised when the GPS told us that the cache was beyond the tall building, in completely the wrong direction!

 

Has anyone else had experiences of bouncing signals in urban caching? Should I add a warning text to my caches, or is this part of the challenge and expected by urban cachers?

 

evilrooster

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If it's due to signal bounce then that's generally what's called Multipath, not a great lot that can be done about it except move. A short distance can make all the difference.

 

Cheers, Kerry.

 

I never get lost icon_smile.gif everybody keeps telling me where to go icon_wink.gif

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If it's due to signal bounce then that's generally what's called Multipath, not a great lot that can be done about it except move. A short distance can make all the difference.

 

Cheers, Kerry.

 

I never get lost icon_smile.gif everybody keeps telling me where to go icon_wink.gif

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