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Offline fishnfool

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no gps with my 1197
« on: March 20, 2016, 02:47:35 PM »
I had it working on my other boat then moved it to another boat. Everything is working except it's like there is no gps  at all . there is no menu to support gps and the test shows no gps connected . Is there a setting like make it visible again I know it works just not recognizing it exists any ideas????


Offline Bob B

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Re: no gps with my 1197
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 04:27:45 PM »
Are you testing where you have a good GPS signal?  Outside .... no trees

If it worked before you relocated it the most likely thing is a bad connection.... Do you know anyone with another GPS antenna you could test with?
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Re: no gps with my 1197
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 04:59:00 PM »
doesn't the 1197 have an internal antenna?? I have an external hooked up i just don't have the menu on the screen to even select the antenna or chart to use

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Re: no gps with my 1197
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 05:07:34 PM »
The 1197 uses an external GPS ..... The screen views won't work unless the unit sees a GPS antenna connected.
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Re: no gps with my 1197
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 05:14:30 PM »
dang it hope the unit is bad I just put a new external gps antenna on so where do i go from here cheaper to buy new antenna first i guess

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Re: no gps with my 1197
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 07:00:38 PM »
What was the reason for the new GPS antenna?  Not sure I understand the progression of events.

One of the first rules of troubleshooting is to go back to when the problem initially started and figure out what changed.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2016, 07:01:51 PM by Bob B »
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Re: no gps with my 1197
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 08:18:17 PM »
Bob my locator won't find gps I left the old antenna on a boat that i sold and have new antenna now no gps before i had good lock on gps

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Re: no gps with my 1197
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2016, 08:22:57 PM »
Check your software version as I mentioned in the other forum ...

AS GRP antenna requires at least 6.300 ...

AS GPS HS antenna requires at least 6.570 ...

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Re: no gps with my 1197
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2016, 02:43:23 PM »
I ended up putting a new antenna on and that fixed the problem locked right on  thanks for all the help


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