A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2019 Aug 3, 20:19 -0700
Peter M, you wrote:
"Try letting it view the sky for 30 minutes so as to pick up at least two copies of the UTC-to-GPS offset, that is, the sum-of-leapseconds. Perhaps the receiver should not be claiming to know UTC until it has a fresh copy of this data..."
I had a chance to toss it out in the backyard for an hour yesterday, and yes, that did it. So this nearly 20-year-old GPS receiver is now reporting all data correctly: lat, lon, and UTC. I believe it's only using the GPS satellites (I doubt it was Glonass-capable since that system was in decline back then). My phone gives a better fix, but it's only a moderate difference. I have no viable use for the old thing, but it's nice to know that the tech is relatively robust.