Furuno GPS problem - MCA Notice

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency would like to make operators aware that products with Furuno Global Positioning System (GPS) chips for position or UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), may produce an error o nand after January 2nd, 2022.

Stand-alone Furuno GPS receivers and equipment using Furuno GPS chips, could produce data that is 19.7 years in the past, therefore generating errors in both the GPS position and date (19th May 2002). The 19.7 year date error may result in instability in positioning, causing position errors, including failure of GPS position acquisition, etc.

The MCA Notice (Safety Bulletin 25) with details of the units affected is linked here.

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