33000 feet in South Wales

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Roger, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Roger

    Roger Guest

    Sometime during Sunday's walk I noticed that I had lost both the maximum
    height display and the current height display on my gps. As all the
    other functions seemed to working normally I left the gps running and
    continued on my way.

    Back at base I was demonstrated the loss to one of my friends when the
    current height returned, initially showing 33xxx and then 32xxx. Gave me
    quite a shock. :)

    The next day the altitude had reverted to something believable but the
    maximum height display was still absent and that remains the case today.

    The gps is an etrex Vista C and about 30 months old.

    The previous day I had agreed to sell my old Summit off cheaply having
    come to the conclusion that I would never need it as a back-up.
    Coincidence or not? :-(

    --
    Roger Chapman
    Nearest Marilyn still to be visited - Great Orme.
    89 miles as the crow flies,
    considerably more as the walker drives.
     
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  2. Gordon H

    Gordon H Guest

    Roger <roger@nospam.zetnet.co.uk> writes
    >Sometime during Sunday's walk I noticed that I had lost both the maximum
    >height display and the current height display on my gps. As all the
    >other functions seemed to working normally I left the gps running and
    >continued on my way.
    >
    >Back at base I was demonstrated the loss to one of my friends when the
    >current height returned, initially showing 33xxx and then 32xxx. Gave me
    >quite a shock. :)
    >
    >The next day the altitude had reverted to something believable but the
    >maximum height display was still absent and that remains the case today.
    >
    >The gps is an etrex Vista C and about 30 months old.
    >
    >The previous day I had agreed to sell my old Summit off cheaply having
    >come to the conclusion that I would never need it as a back-up.
    >Coincidence or not? :-(
    >

    I wasn't sure whether to read this Roger. I thought it was another of
    those demoralising "Mountain Strolls" of yours, totalling 33,000 feet!
    :cool:

    I still have my Summit, and my GPS12. Call me superstitious if you
    like.
    --
    Gordon H
    (Remove invalid to email)
     
  3. Bitstring <3130303031313434466EBBAA09@nospam.zetnet.co.uk>, from the
    wonderful person Roger <roger@nospam.zetnet.co.uk> said
    >Sometime during Sunday's walk I noticed that I had lost both the maximum
    >height display and the current height display on my gps. As all the
    >other functions seemed to working normally I left the gps running and
    >continued on my way.
    >
    >Back at base I was demonstrated the loss to one of my friends when the
    >current height returned, initially showing 33xxx and then 32xxx. Gave me
    >quite a shock. :)
    >
    >The next day the altitude had reverted to something believable but the
    >maximum height display was still absent and that remains the case today.
    >
    >The gps is an etrex Vista C and about 30 months old.
    >
    >The previous day I had agreed to sell my old Summit off cheaply having
    >come to the conclusion that I would never need it as a back-up.
    >Coincidence or not? :-(


    Are you up to date with the firmware? The early 60CX/CSX Sirfstar
    chipset firmware had the same problem - height would suddenly shoot up
    to max (32767m maybe?) and stick there. Later versions of the Sirfstar
    firmware (not the unit firmware, iirc) corrected it.

    --
    GSV Three Minds in a Can
    8,963 Km walked. 1,746Km PROWs surveyed. 31.7% complete.
     
  4. Roger

    Roger Guest

    The message <2xhNudNd8tbGFAel@from.is.invalid>
    from GSV Three Minds in a Can <GSV@quik.clara.co.uk> contains these words:

    > Are you up to date with the firmware? The early 60CX/CSX Sirfstar
    > chipset firmware had the same problem - height would suddenly shoot up
    > to max (32767m maybe?) and stick there. Later versions of the Sirfstar
    > firmware (not the unit firmware, iirc) corrected it


    I will check. It is on software version 2.60 atm.

    Hmm, as of May 3rd 2.70. Hasn't made any difference.

    --
    Roger Chapman
    Nearest Marilyn still to be visited - Great Orme.
    89 miles as the crow flies,
    considerably more as the walker drives.
     
  5. In article <3130303031313434466EBBAA09@nospam.zetnet.co.uk>, Roger
    <roger@nospam.zetnet.co.uk> writes
    >Sometime during Sunday's walk I noticed that I had lost both the maximum
    >height display and the current height display on my gps. As all the
    >other functions seemed to working normally I left the gps running and
    >continued on my way.
    >
    >Back at base I was demonstrated the loss to one of my friends when the
    >current height returned, initially showing 33xxx and then 32xxx. Gave me
    >quite a shock. :)
    >
    >The next day the altitude had reverted to something believable but the
    >maximum height display was still absent and that remains the case today.
    >
    >The gps is an etrex Vista C and about 30 months old.
    >
    >The previous day I had agreed to sell my old Summit off cheaply having
    >come to the conclusion that I would never need it as a back-up.
    >Coincidence or not? :-(
    >


    I would download any data you want from the unit then do a reset.
    Instructions on this page:

    http://www.gpsinformation.org/dale/secret.htm

    That might teach it how to behave again properly.

    --

    Dominic Sexton
     
  6. Roger

    Roger Guest

    The message <lvA7bPCD0tbGFwsB@g3snx.demon.co.uk.invalid>
    from Gordon H <Gordon@g3snx.demon.co.uk.invalid> contains these words:

    > I wasn't sure whether to read this Roger. I thought it was another of
    > those demoralising "Mountain Strolls" of yours, totalling 33,000 feet!
    > :cool:


    I wish. I am struggling to 2000 feet and 10 miles atm.

    --
    Roger Chapman
    Nearest Marilyn still to be visited - Great Orme.
    89 miles as the crow flies,
    considerably more as the walker drives.
     
  7. Roger

    Roger Guest

    The message <gKJ6xjSL9wbGFwe6@nospam.demon.co.uk>
    from Dominic Sexton <{d-sep03}@dscs.demon.co.uk> contains these words:

    > I would download any data you want from the unit then do a reset.
    > Instructions on this page:


    > http://www.gpsinformation.org/dale/secret.htm


    > That might teach it how to behave again properly.


    Thanks.

    Unfortunately while I could get to the test screen I couldn't get the
    reset to work.

    --
    Roger Chapman
    Nearest Marilyn still to be visited - Great Orme.
    89 miles as the crow flies,
    considerably more as the walker drives.
     
  8. In article <3130303031313434466FAA7B42@nospam.zetnet.co.uk>, Roger
    <roger@nospam.zetnet.co.uk> writes
    >
    >Unfortunately while I could get to the test screen I couldn't get the
    >reset to work.


    Try googling for the exact model name and reset to see if there is a
    different key combination for that model. If still no joy it might be
    worth a post in sci.geo.satellite-nav

    --

    Dominic Sexton
     
  9. Roger

    Roger Guest

    The message <SCk2jwC$L8bGFwZK@nospam.demon.co.uk>
    from Dominic Sexton <{d-sep03}@dscs.demon.co.uk> contains these words:

    > >Unfortunately while I could get to the test screen I couldn't get the
    > >reset to work.


    > Try googling for the exact model name and reset to see if there is a
    > different key combination for that model. If still no joy it might be
    > worth a post in sci.geo.satellite-nav


    One of the first links I found said:

    "You may reset the trip-counters, the Odometer and the Maximum Speed
    independently of each other. ..."

    So I reset the trip, etc. and the maximum height reading was restored.
    Now why didn't I think of that?

    <bangs head against wall>

    --
    Roger Chapman
    Nearest Marilyn still to be visited - Great Orme.
    89 miles as the crow flies,
    considerably more as the walker drives.
     
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