Re: Positions 22 Jan 97

Robert G Fenske Jr (
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 08:17:13 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 23 Jan 1997, Greg Roberts wrote:

> Has anyone had experience using A GPS receiver for satellite positional work?
	I've used handheld GPS receivers for other field work.  They are
really quite convenient.  As long as their batteries hold out you
have time and position at your fingertips.  Their only drawback is that at
power-on it can take them some minutes (depends on the model) to acquire
enough satellites for position fixing.  But since only one satellite is
needed for time, the time usually is available right away.  It also helps
to have most of the sky unobstructed; for satellite watching you probably
have that anyway.  The price for such handhelds is coming down too.  Some
can be had for about $200 (US).

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