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white satellite status bars
December 21, 2010
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OK...NEXT QUESTION:

Have any of you ever seen your WAAS satellites show up as anything other than white?

If so, then the reply above suggests that WAAS "is tracked but not used".

((I really don't mean to be a pest on this...I'm just curious and I like to know what the GPSr is actually telling me)).

December 20, 2010
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Ok, here is the answer:

David,

White color means that satellite is tracked but is not used. The GPS firmware uses a complicated algorithm to determine what satellites to use.

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Justin


 

 

 

December 20, 2010
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Let me ask Magellan and I'll let you know!

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December 20, 2010
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Hoping to get feedback from other users, because I don't have an X10 yet, so I'm gustimating.
If you were receiving 46, then I would think that since it is new, Maggie might have left something out of the SW, but you say that is from 51.
White 51 even in a good open receiving area?

December 20, 2010
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Makes sense, but if this is true, then why is WAAS always white?

In my experience to date, the WAAS sat/bar is always white.

Does that mean WAAS is present, strong, but not being utilized?

*** Maybe it's because WAAS is corrective; not primary...?

December 20, 2010
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My best Monday AM guess....
The white bars probably repersent the Sats that are not being used in the position fix configeration. Too far out ( bad signal/noise ratio ) and/or the signal being blocked.

December 18, 2010
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What is the meaning of a white bar on the satellite status screen?

The green-yellow-red I understand, as the color is directly related to the bar size (=signal strength), BUT the white bars are size-independent.

WAAS #51 often appears as a tall white bar, while other non-WAAS sats (usually low on the horizon) will occasionally turn white.

:unsure: Anyone here know for sure what the white color indicates?

The answer is not in the latest x10 manual.

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