thanks gps working much better
my vibrant was built in mid June, back in august gps seemed to be working fine, got decent amount of locks although signal got lost a lot.
i upgraded to ji6 in aug, seemed to be nice and all, but starting September, the think just stopped working. i would get 9-13 birds having 3 or 4 with lvl 40+ and no lock.
I had very specific spots around the neighborhood where i could get a 40 meter accuracy fix but it would get quickly lost once I left the spots.
i'm on jl5 baseband and i elevated the contact today:
while initial fix was slow and i didn't get any higher levels from the birds, once a fix acquired I saw a big difference in the number of birds locked on to.
I could also travel around the house without loosing signal, and get a quick re-lock near a window.
all and all well worth the opening.
since i assume this problem might come back as the contact moves back down, i pushed a small piece of paper under it (both not to snap it while trying to elevate it and to win more time before it brakes contact again).