The Monitor Satellite Status screen is showng the wrong date and time, even though I have a valid position fix.


In NMEA mode on Trimble devices, the Date and is displayed as 30-12-1899 and Time as 0.0.0 am,
even though a valid position fix is displayed.


Make sure you have the most recent version of the Trimble GPS Controller on your device (current version 2.22 is
available from

1.Open GPS Controller, and from the drop-down menu, select Setup

2.Select GPS Settings

3.Scroll down and turn the NMEA Output option to On

4.Press the adjacent settings button (spanner icon)

5.Scroll down the NMEA Output Settings, and ensure ALL the following strings are enabled:
      - GGA
      - GSA
      - GSV
      - RMC
      - VTG

Press OK a few times to save these settings and close the Controller,

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Last Updated on: 24th of February, 2010