GPS Calendar Rollover

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GPS Calendar Rollover

Postby drseti » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:17 pm

Tonight at 2359 GMT, the Global Positionong System went through its once-every-20-years calendar rollover. This means that many older GPS receivers (including those in some planes) may require a software patch to operate properly. I just checked both my Electronic Flight Bags. WingX on my iPad Pro functions properly, but the Android version on my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 does not. Be sure to preflight your avionics carefully before embarking on any flight that requires GPS!
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Re: GPS Calendar Rollover

Postby TimTaylor » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:07 pm

Thanks for the heads-up Paul. My iPhone and iPad are working properly as is my Stratux with G-Mouse IPX6. Don't know about the GPS units in the rental planes I fly.
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Re: GPS Calendar Rollover

Postby chicagorandy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:40 am

The advisory on Garmin's website explains that while 'global positioning' capability is not affected, the rollover can mess with date and time. I'll need to get a software patch for my TomTom portable car unit.

https://support.garmin.com/ms-MY/?faq=z ... Y9kDnDBgZ6

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https://www.tomtom.com/en_us/updates/
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