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Old 11-09-2007, 02:40 PM   #14
offroute
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Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Truckee/Tahoe
Oddometer: 357
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Originally Posted by TomW
I'm curious -- how do you carry it on a motorcycle so that it functions in track mode (where both antennas can see the sky)?
So far most of the results I've been relaying have been walking around with the unit held flat and away from my body. On the motorcycle I plan to put the thing in my tank bag under the clear vinyl of the map pocket or if better in the top pocket of my CamelBak in the same flat orientation.

BTW - 40 minute walk this morning in an open pine forest along double track. Not a single Tracking mode point was successfully relayed, although I watched it transmit 4 times. I walked to more "open" areas of the forest and was able to have two different Check Ins get out.

Also not sure where the satellites are, but it seems pretty consistent that the southern sky is what this thing wants. They're obviously in different positions at different times, but at least for me there does seem to be a pattern...
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