Friday, December 28, 2007

Your GPS Signal Just Got Stronger

One of the gifts Santa brought me this year was a Garmin Nuvi 650 GPS. Other than making a quick trip to video store, I haven't left home yet to try it out, but have used similar units and know I will love it.

Some good news for me and other GPS owners is that, as of last week, GPS signals just got stronger:

GPS users all over the world got an early present on December 21st. The United States Air Force launched the fifth modern NAVSTAR GPS satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Other than adding new channels to the military side of GPS for better accuracy, the new satellites will also increase strength of the GPS signal and add a second civilian signal. The Air Force is in the process of updating the GPS satellite constellation.

This is news that makes Santa's gift even better!

1 comment:

karuna said...

Oh good...I always have a hard time getting a signal. This makes everything so much better.