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Old 05-19-2019, 12:58 PM
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:27 PM
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Indeed, this is an issue.

I fly with a spot PLB on longer cross countries and over remote terrain. I think its great for safety, and my girlfriend can also keep tabs if she is concerned.

Since I installed my garmin 430W and GTX345, I have noticed a very occasional MSG on my screen. Usually before I can get my hand to the button, its gone and everthing works fine.

One day I caught it on camera and saw this

IMG_20180914_161331 by Caleb Lesher, on Flickr

I have since figured out that it only happens when my SPOT is in the "breadcrumb" tracking mode and placed on the glare shield. I still use the SPOT, but it seems to not interfere if I keep the device farther away from my GPS antenna
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:59 PM
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Default Spot took out my 430W

Happened to me recently.

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Old 05-21-2019, 07:37 AM
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It's very odd. It doesn't seem to affect Garmin handhelds, or my Stratux ADS-B receiver. I place my Spot and Stratux on the glareshield side-by-side, and my Garmin Aera 660 is 4" below them on the panel. Haven't seen any GPS issues on any of them with the Spot in tracking mode.

I wonder how much of this is really the Spot, and how much is the shielding design on the Garmin in-panel products. Would an InReach or SpiderTracks mounted on the glareshield do the same thing?
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:22 AM
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My SPOT sits next to the GRT antennas and also the G696 antenna. Never have seen any signal interference. I don't use breadcrumbs though. Just a manual position when over rough and remote terrain.
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