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Old 03-18-2018, 07:11 AM
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In Australia there is currently an trial SBAS signal being transmitted across the entire country.
Yes, we are just now getting into the 20th century here!!
Our penny pinching gov has avoided the cost of SBAS till now.
Apparently “it started in JUN 17 and will run until JUN 19. However it has been deemed not to be used for operational purposes and so the safety of life message has been set to '0'. This means that all certified hardware is ignoring the signal. The safety of life message needs to be set to '1' for you to receive the signal. All 'un-certified' hardware (ie smartphones, satnav, hand held units) can read and use the signal.”

My question is will a Garmin Aera 660 pick up and use an SBAS correction if the Safety of life message has been set to ‘0’?

Also, on a completely separate issue, does turning off wifi and/or Bluetooth on the 660 make the battery last longer before needing to be recharged, when used for navigation?
Hello RJTJRT,

Good question. We will look into it.

What are you seeing on the Aera 660 GPS status page? Are you getting a 3D Differential fix?

Yes, turning off the wireless interfaces saves battery power.

Thanks,
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:53 PM
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Steve

When I go to the GPS Info screen.
In GPS page it says “3D GPS Location”. Accuracy says “10ft”
In GLONASS page it says “3D GPS Location”. Accuracy says “10ft”

John

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Old 03-19-2018, 09:00 AM
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Hello RJTJRT,

The Australian testing is using an SBAS satellite number that was retired in 2007, so our GPS receivers are not attempting to use that SBAS satellite.

If it was permanent, we would most certainly add support for this satellite, but that number is only temporarily reserved from May 1, 2017 through January 31, 2019.

Nonetheless, it is great to see that this capability is coming to Australia and New Zealand!

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Thanks Steve.
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It seams someone forget the discussions about the area 660 are going forward here http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=159867
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