- Jan 22, 2013
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That should be the number of days since it last had a valid location for that unit. If you let it get lock (were you inside?) then the time since last valid location should go away (until you turn it off again).1. It says it has been tracking Tracker#1 for "323d 2...", now with the update it now shows the whole thing, which is good, but how do I get it to stop tracking?
The sold 'rose' color would tell you that communication has been lost (and you should see the days/hour/min/sec increasing since last known location). The flashing is telling you that it is communicating but still doesn't have lock. Once you get lock, then the red and flashing should go away.2. The header on the GPS page flashes something with a rose colored fill once per second. It seems like it is toggling between the two trackers' headers, showing one most of the time and flashing the other for maybe 0.1 seconds, except it is not that simple. When I select the tracker that is on, it flashes blank with the rose back ground. When I select the tracker that is off, it flashes between the two different tracker headers. Tracker#2 has been tracking for 436d 11:56:28, 29, 30,...
This behavior is undesirable, is there a way to make it stop flashing stuff?
Do you have both trackers set to the same frequency? If so, it is trying to show that Tracker #2 hasn't been heard from for 436 days and Tracker #1 keeps interrupting with it's location.3. Now that Tracker#1 has found some GPS satellites, when I select Tracker#1, it does not flash the header at all. When I select Tracker#2, which is still turned off, it it flashes the two headers with about equal time, with Tracker#2 still at 436d, etc., but no color banner. The GPS display fields seem to still be showing Tracker#1 data. What does all this mean and what is it trying to tell me?
It sounds like you have them on the same frequency? Generally you would not want to do this as they can interfere with each other - and the display is trying to give you some indication of that.4. With both on and Tracker#2 not having any satellites yet, when I select Tracker#2 the banner flashes rose colored but the header content stays the same. When I select Tracker#1 the header flashes back and forth between the two headers with Tracker#2's header in color. With some satellites, it just flashed alternately with no color banner, but with Tracker#2 it still does not flash the other header. This behavior is unclear. Why does it flash for one but not the other? When it is flashing the header back and forth, who's tracker data is it showing?
Let me try to reproduce this with my iPad mini. I know it sometimes goes back to the home screen but I don't think that is something I am doing (I don't know how to do that). I know with my phone, I left it on all night, but set it for the screen to not go to sleep, and it was still up the next morning. Let me try that with my iPad with a screen sleep setting and without.5. Lastly, I set it down for less than a minute and sometimes it goes back to the tablet's home screen [sometimes it does not], and sometimes from the home screen when I then get back into the app, it has lost part of its knowledge of the ground station and the trackers [but still has comm traffic with both], other times it is fine. This also happens at the LCO table sometimes, which is very disconcerting. Is there a way for it not to need constant attention to keep tracking?
The short answer in regards to the 'rose' flashing and the time since last lock is that it was intended to give a good indication of "you probably don't want to launch right now because something isn't right". With lock and only one unit on that frequency, I think you will see the normal white background etc. I'm certainly open to better ways to convey a "go for launch" vs a "hold at T-3 seconds" ...
Thanks! - and based on 436 days and 323 days, you need to fly more...