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  1.    #1  
    is it normal for a treo running TomTom with a new GPS receiver to lose signal when there's cloud cover?
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
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    No - definately not. I'm using mine in Norway with the topography we have over here with no prob. Definately tis would be a harder challence than clouds

    Which GPS-receiver do you use? A new one with SirfStar III?
    If so - it should be able to keep signal from a glove compartment according to other users. Mine is not as good as that (TomTom original MkI - w/ SirfStar II)

    However most GPS receivers must "see the sky". Windscreens in busses and campers is usually a challenge because the steep windscreen makes the roof cover too much of the sight to the satelittes. Using SirfStar II usually means external antennas in Norway...
    JoranG
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorang
    Which GPS-receiver do you use? A new one with SirfStar III?
    Its a newer one with a SirfStar III chip and it has worked perfectly for 4 days. Today when i started my car to come home from work TomTom reported that it had no signal and has done so ever since. Ugh.....
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
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    I have the Delorme Bluelogger and once it acquires signal, it's hard for it to loose it. I have been in major storms and it's been okay. I've carried it into the house and it still has not lost signal.
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    Hmmm, seems like there maybe a hardware issue then. The only thing i changed between it working when i went to work, and when it stopped is that i added a new voice file. I'll remove that and see if anything changes.
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
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    hah, well that was a long shot.... and it didnt work....
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
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    what brand of GPS are you using?
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    Are you using Bluetooth GPS? Try repairing the Treo to the GPS device.
    James Hromadka, TreoCentral Editor
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    Im using the Seidio G4850M cradle unit. No bluetooth involved....
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
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    After a soft reset all is good.

    BTW, im lovin the Seidio unit and the TomTom software. All very very cool!
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
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    Glad you were able to get it working again!
    James Hromadka, TreoCentral Editor
    Houston - EST. 1836
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    Next time that happens try flipping the GPS device to "Tomtom Cable" instead of "Other NMEA". My 4850M flips back and forth, sometimes it wants "Other NMEA" sometimes "Tomtom cable"..
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    A little off topic, but since you all are using the Tom Tom software on your Treos..... How do you make the screen stay on? My keeps shutting off at whatever my Auto-Off setting is. So, every 3 minutes, the screen goes dark, I hit a key, it comes back up and has to reconnect to the receiver. Obviously annoying when driving. I have looked all over for a setting, can't find anything. Any help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rondmcd
    A little off topic, but since you all are using the Tom Tom software on your Treos..... How do you make the screen stay on? My keeps shutting off at whatever my Auto-Off setting is. So, every 3 minutes, the screen goes dark, I hit a key, it comes back up and has to reconnect to the receiver. Obviously annoying when driving. I have looked all over for a setting, can't find anything. Any help?
    With this little program
    It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer- Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks
    With this little program

    I thought this was fixed in TOM TOM's latest update?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingjunior
    I thought this was fixed in TOM TOM's latest update?
    Indeed it has, but AlwaysOn will also fix the issue; and could be less trouble implementing
    It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer- Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rondmcd
    A little off topic, but since you all are using the Tom Tom software on your Treos..... How do you make the screen stay on? My keeps shutting off at whatever my Auto-Off setting is. So, every 3 minutes, the screen goes dark, I hit a key, it comes back up and has to reconnect to the receiver. Obviously annoying when driving. I have looked all over for a setting, can't find anything. Any help?
    STOIC (Stay On In Cradle)

    http://www.freewarepalm.com/utilities/stoic(stayonincradle).shtml
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    TomTom keeps the screen on all the time for me, using 5.20
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