The older version at my website does NOT have a fix for the GPS issue. But then again, for your specific mount the new version does fix the GPS issue either :-(
Current status is that Celestron is aware of both issues and intends to fix them. Specifically, those two issues are:
- The GPS problem of the NexStar+ hand control (HC) returning a year of "95" on some NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS mounts. They are pretty close to fixing that one, although it could still be a few weeks before it is released.
- The intermittent "no response" and sluggish arrow buttons issue when using a NexStar+ HC on some NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS mounts. They have not begun any actual work on this other than acknowledging the problem. I can't tell you when that will be fixed, only that they intend to fix it.
So Ron, in your particular case there are three options that come to mind while you await a fix for both of those issues.
First, go back to your old HC, turn off GPS in the HC menu and manually enter the date (note that each night you can turn on GPS, get a correct location and time, then turn off GPS and manually enter the date).
Second, load the older firmware from my website onto the NexStar+ HC, turn off GPS in the HC menu and manually enter the date (note that each night you can turn on GPS, get a correct location and time, then turn off GPS and manually enter the date).
Third, use the new NexRemote (just released to beta testing on http://teamcelestron.com) in place of the physical HC. This adds the complication of needing a PC out at the scope, but it does fix the GPS rollover issue for the NexStar 8/9.25/11 GPS mounts and doesn't have the "no response" issue.
Author of "The NexStar Users Guide II"
Author of "The NexStar Users Guide"
Author of "NexStar Observer List"