Determining Your Position
In case your geographic antenna position is not already known, there are several ways to determine it e.g., using a GPS-enabled device, such as a smart phone. Google Maps™ is another option, described below.
Reasons for manually entering your position
Manually entering your position may not only reduce the time to “first fix” during initial installation, it may also enable the unit to synchronize to satellite timing signals if your GNSS reception is poor.
After manually entering the position data, SecureSync will automatically check the status of the GNSS receiver:
If no GNSS-based position data is available (yet), SecureSync will provide the GNSS receiver with the manually entered position.
Determining your GNSS position, using Google Maps™:
Locate the building and the relative location of your GNSS antenna.
- Obtain the coordinates by left-clicking on the location: A popup window will display your coordinates.
- Take note of your decimal position.
- Determine your altitude: Finding the altitude of your SecureSync's antenna position is not as crucial as finding the latitude and longitude. Looking up the altitude for your general area will suffice for most applications.
If a more exact altitude is desired, the use of a topographical map is recommended. Applying the WGS 84 standard will likely yield the most accurate elevation.
- Click Submit to apply any changes you may have made.
Note: Should you prefer to determine your position in a different way, and as a result, have your latitude & longitude data in degrees/minutes/ seconds, you need to convert this data e.g., by using a conversion tool, such as Earth Point www.earthpoint.us, or https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/dms-decimal: