Loading... Please wait...

Safety Warning – GPS System

Posted by

SAFETY WARNING – GPS SYSTEM

Global Positioning System Rollover

Attention all Boaters. There is an important announcement that relates to the GPS satellite system software roll over that may have an effect to the accuracy of your GPS.

All manufacturers have independently put their own notice online for the models that are likely to be affected by your GPS software (links below). Please act soon as your GPS will be automatically affected as it reaches the date of 6th APRIL 2019.

Nautek Marine are here to assist with this software bug that can have an effect on your boat GPS accuracy. Not only dangerous but for many of you may struggle to find that special fishing ark or waypoint that is not where the GPS says it is. This is not good for your plan to bag out.

We are here to help you. If your GPS is an older model that has a GPS antenna or internal GPS module that is not able to “Rollover” after 6th APRIL 2019.

Contact Nautek Marine 03 9580 9922 for a replacement modern “Rolled-over” GPS antenna to keep you on the water and more so right on your favorite fishing MARK.

If you are not sure and would like our help please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team.

Call Us


Official notice from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority: https://www.amsa.gov.au/about/regulations-and-standards/global-positioning-system-rollover-week-06-april-2019-marine-notice

Here are some handy links to help see if your GPS will be affected:

Furuno: https://www.furuno.co.jp/en/news/notice/notice_category.html?itemid=753&dispmid=965

Raymarine: http://forum.raymarine.com/showthread.php?tid=7453

Garmin: https://support.garmin.com/ms-MY/?faq=zWQY6Z2kFiAuY9kDnDBgZ6

Simrad/Lowrance: https://www.simrad-yachting.com/help--support/?guideTitle=What-is-the-week-rollover%2C-and-is-my-GPS-receiver-ready-for-it%3F&guideId=4787598c-2ed3-4cdb-b98f-f0fe80ce1322