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usually a sign that the internal battery is past its life expectancy.. when that battery loses all its charge the GPS loses its last known position and has to do a complete scan of the skies to try to

It's April 6th. https://support.garmin.com/en-CA/?faq=zWQY6Z2kFiAuY9kDnDBgZ6

I find Foreflight is such a good tool. The downside to it is bush flying, fires for example. Marking user waypoints is a process. If they added a quick mark button or simplified the user waypoint menu

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6 hours ago, Whirlybird said:

I have tried to get help from Garmin and they straight out told me they will no longer support the 396 or fix it and there only solution was to buy a new one. . .

Does anyone know of a good GPS company in the western Canada? 

Repair for all 496, 396, 296 and 196 ended some time ago. These units are now unserviceable.

Best bet is to troll ebay for a 596/596 or newer at a reasonable price. They are least still repairable by Garmin.
 I picked up a 595 2 years ago for $500, so there are deals out there.

Option B, Foreflight on a Cellular iPod.

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