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Has anybody besides me had or have trouble with your GPS acquiring a signal to lock in on a cloudy day.Was having trouble with mine and sent it in for repair and since recieving it back,both times I have started out in the morning cloudy and it would not pick up a signal,when the sky cleared it worked.I talked to a guy on the lake today and he stated that his x-15 has been sent in to be repaired three times and it still will not lock in on a cloudy day.Lowrance tells me the clouds do not make a difference.I have it mounted in clear view of the sky and blocked by nothing,also I can hold it up in the air above my head and that does not help.Iam going to call Lowrance,but was wondering if this is a common problem?

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Since my post I talked with Lowrance and the tech said the units will lose thier signal under heavy clouds,other tech made a mistake.So,if your unit cant acquire the signal on a cloudy day,that they say is normal.Bad deal if your fishing on a cloudy day as your maps cant be used.

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I am certainly not a GPS expert, but I noticed somthing with my global map 4800. I was messing with it and hit the "Waas Required" icon. For the next few hours it kept bouncing in and out of signal. Finally, I put it back to normal and it was good again. Maybe check that?

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