+BigFurryMonster Posted April 6, 2005 Share Posted April 6, 2005 (edited) On my Garmin GPSMap60CS, I have the option of turning WAAS on or off. I've done some searching on the benefits of this feature, but it is quite unclear to me whether I should use it or not. pros: It is said to improve the signal fix. Garmin claims to an accuracy of 3m and better, but I rarely even get an EPE of 4m with WAAS.cons: I'm not even sure WAAS will work. Garmin says ( http://www.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html ) that it's US only, and I'm in Europe. Maybe I should be using the other system "EGNOS" instead, but I don't know how. Does it work similar to WAAS? I seem to receive satellites with ID higher than 32 now and then, but no 'D' shows up as explained in this thread: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...=0entry937392 WAAS may drain my batteries faster. Any comments? Additions to this list? Any URL pointing to the current state of WAAS? Should I upload an 'almanac' to my GPS-r, as explained here? http://www.gpsinformation.org/dale/dgps.htm#waas Edited April 6, 2005 by BigFurryMonster Quote Link to comment
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