My GPS loses signal in woodland?
Q. My GPS can lose signal - usually for understandable reasons, in deep valleys or dense woodland. I just wonder if there have been any improvements in sensitivity that might reduce this problem. As a secondary consideration, having been walking in woods and lost signal, once I'm in the open again the GPS doesn't lock on to my location unless I stop walking for a couple of minutes. Are newer models any better in this respect?
Rob Hindle, Sheffield
A. Losing the GPS signal in deep valleys and dense woodland is quite normal and unfortunately anavoidable - which is just one of the reasons why you should alway carry a suitable map and compass and not rely solely on your GPS unit for navigation.
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