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Old 13-02-2018, 20:22   #1
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Position error while using cell phone in Garmin apps

Hereís the equipment Iím using
iPhone 8s
Older iPad mini
iPad Air

When I use my phone as a personal hotspot to get WiFi to my ipads, the position in Bliechart and A time Captain is consistently off by several hundred yards. Never always in one direction. Sometimes easy. Sometime west , etc.
But same setup for Navionics , itís spot on. Position error is within the margin of error for the GPS signal.

Any ideas?
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Old 14-02-2018, 17:34   #2
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Re: Position error while using cell phone in Garmin apps

Recorded track tied to a dock over several days/weeks. Open sky, OpenCPN using two different receivers. Boat symbol represents 83'.
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