End of a GPS epoch

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End of a GPS epoch

Post by DeskJockey » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:51 pm

Best check your older sat navs for updates, as they may stop working after April 6th!
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Re: End of a GPS epoch

Post by Jobbo » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:08 pm

Surely any device which works in the current epoch must have contemplated the millennium bug (since the current epoch began in 1999) - meaning it would have been designed to cope with the epochs rolling over?

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Re: End of a GPS epoch

Post by Rich B » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:08 pm

How old is older? 😃

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Re: End of a GPS epoch

Post by DeskJockey » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:12 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Surely any device which works in the current epoch must have contemplated the millennium bug (since the current epoch began in 1999) - meaning it would have been designed to cope with the epochs rolling over?
You'd assume so, but never underestimate short cuts and cost cutting :D
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Re: End of a GPS epoch

Post by DeskJockey » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:12 pm

Rich B wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:08 pm
How old is older? 😃
Good question, article is usefully vague on the subject.
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Re: End of a GPS epoch

Post by Rich B » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:19 pm

I doubt many people would be that bothered about a 20 year old tomtom that had never been updated dying, but if it’s say, 10 year old luxury cars, then it’s an issue!

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Re: End of a GPS epoch

Post by nuttinnew » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:20 pm

That may well be my Blaupunkt and Becker stuff fecked then :(
Annoying because the Blaupunkt is in-dash, and I like the look and function of the Becker.

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Re: End of a GPS epoch

Post by nuttinnew » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:57 am

Becker 7928 from 2007 still works fine 8-)
Haven't tried the Blaupunkt Rome 56E, iirc it's from 2009 so hopefully still good (tbh as long as the radio still works it won't matter for the use it gets).
I think the earliest nav I have is a Becker 7914 from 2005, I'll have to dig that out and give it a try.

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Re: End of a GPS epoch

Post by integrale_evo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:55 pm

Hmm, I did about 20 miles with the mitos tomtom plugged in to charge it up a couple of days ago and it never found a signal.

I'd have thought a 2012 ish device would be ok with it though. Maybe it was just having a moment :lol:
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