Garmin not picking up satelites in Botswana

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Was recently in bots for a week. Just travelling between Gaborone and Selebi-Phikwe. Found that my Garmin could not pick up satelites along the way. Only for about 5secs when near Mahalapye. I have the maps loaded for Botswana. Anybody else experienced this before? Thoughts? Perhaps just poor coverage in that area?

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Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:50 pm

I drove through there two weeks ago, my garmin had satellites all the way through botswana. Martins drift to plumtree

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Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:28 pm

Site the Garmin in a different position on your Dash or Windscreen. Something was blocking or interfering with the satellite signal.


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had no hassles in Namibia or Botswana with the GPS

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savs78 wrote:I drove through there two weeks ago, my garmin had satellites all the way through botswana. Martins drift to plumtree

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Family_Dog wrote:Site the Garmin in a different position on your Dash or Windscreen. Something was blocking or interfering with the satellite signal.


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Ja I tried that. Even while out the car stationary it wouldn't pick any up. Any, thanks.

Heading through there again soon so can test it out again.

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Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:27 pm

Have you updated the software? We had a problem once with satphone not picking up satellites....updated fireware and picked them up straight away.

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What model Garmin? The Quests had an occasional hiccup with the internal wiring from the antenna to the main board.

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