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Post: "GPS + PPC Suggestions"

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Jay Bietz

While I didn't get to sail with the unit this week -- rain storm through the SF Bay area -- I have used it in the car as I drove through the SF bay area that is included in the charts. Except for the tunnel through Trasure Island (where the trace for some reason extended hundreds of miles to the south east then back to my location when I excited the tunnel) the system as quite accurate in relation to the roads.

The altitude though seems to be unrelable as at sea level I was getting negative elevations at times.

The battery usage on the xv6700 is very poor (less then 7 hours w/o WIFI or BT radio on). I plan on keeping the XV6700 unit plugged into the 12V system most of the time. The BT-338 GPS antenna seemed to last longer.

Jay

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