Lost the GPS signal

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Just noticed that GPS is not responding. It's sitting on the roof, clear to the south.
I didn't think a foot of snow would block a GPS signal...or would it?
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Greg Zenger [N2GZ]

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A foot of snow can affect reception. If the snow is especially wet the antenna might as well be under water, which will block the signal... Alternatively your antenna may have flooded.
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well it's going to have to just sit there. Far too slippery on the ground and the roof to go climbing....
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If it isn't too far up, maybe find a long stick or 2x4 and push the snow out of the way?  Just a thought. :)  If it is too far up then yeah, just wait for the spring thaw.  haha.
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As my house is a (HIGH) two story it would take a looooong pole. :-)

There is far too much snow and ice on the roof. My house is insulated pretty well. (I built it.) Consequently all that freezing rain, covered by the snow....

(actually insulating well has a drawback, the ice and snow sit on the shingles and cause them to wear/weather faster).

Well that would cause my XYL to probably put my 5K and 6K up for a estate sale.

A couple of my other wire antennas are buried under that snow. High SWR causing them to trip out.

Mother Nature ..... is a mother!


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