Good Day BCPers! I have an issue with the Garmin 430 in the Cessna 170. A week ago, I recieved a message that read "poor GPS Coverage" and lost all of my navigation information. My GPS returned, but has presented an intermittent issue ever since. There is an "Integ" box that is illuminated yellow now as well. I have the specified 5 volts at my coax, and am working on eliminating possible issues. Just wondering if anybody else in the NW was experiencing similar issues before I dig too deep in to this one, then to learn that Government activity has limited the access to civilians or solar flares caused interference.
It was a challenge that I haven't dealt with in a while not having a GPS to confirm the accuracy of my pilotage and dead reckoning practices during a VFR cross country flight over relatively featureless terrain. It's been 9 years since I have flown without the moving map.
I will make a point of turning it off every once in a while in an effort to keep my skills honed.