GPS and the diad

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Bottom rung, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    More often lately I'll be at a stop, the diad does it's thing where it thinks I'm at the wrong location. Obviously I am not as I'm a trained professional. Where's an I.T. guy when you need one?
     
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    That happens a lot. GPS isn't perfect despite some attempts to claim otherwise.
     
  3. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    Yet drivers are fired based on GPS information.
     
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  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Smash the diad really hard when it does that. Does that solve anything? No, but it feels good!
     
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  5. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    It would do that a while back. I was told that the center was observing me.
     
  6. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    GPS is damn accurate. The problem is the GPS receiver in the DIAD. When I fly GPS approaches I turn on something called WAAS and it's accurate to about a meter.
     
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Observing you is nothing more than looking at your previous stop counts. We don't have a "live stream" option.
     
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  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Yeah, sometimes the DIAD loses the satellite signal and gets all stupid. What matters is the GPS data from DIAD is not always accurate.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    They may also be monitoring you via ODS-E.
     
  10. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    We don't need to initiate anything to get that info. It automatically updates every few minutes.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We know when you guys are watching us.
     
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  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It's not the CIA. I wouldn't expect you not to know.

    But you're so good Dave, why would they need to watch you?
     
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  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I've also heard virtual ojs cause the gps to screw up.
     
  14. So they can learn something?
     
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  15. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I haven't heard anything like that. But I doubt they'd share that. Virtual OJSes are pretty informal, at least the way we do it.
     
  16. They always give me one,every time I have an 8 hour day.
     
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  17. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Run run little man run.
     
  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    The majority we do are when guys were wildly over plan the previous day and guys covering a route for the first time.
     
  19. They do it just to make sure that I'm not dragging my feet.
     
  20. Just shut up. Nobody was talking to you.