That doesnt sound good, but should not affect safeload.
Again, in safeload mode, only the left port can be used, so just for info, can you connect normally using the left port????
if so, it should work in safeload mode.
Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia
Andrew I think this is now sorted out. The problem with the left hand RS232 port seems to have been a loose connection - I have yet to resolve that but will get or make a better cable and if that doesn't sort it out I'll look at the port itself.
The update went well (13 minutes) and seems to have sorted out the GPS .
I have another (new) Autostar II handset which I thought I would switch to now as the old one is a bit cranky. I put the new one on and the GPS is still fine and finds the right time and date, so I guess I don't need to run the update again? Am I right in thinking that the Autostar II handset is basically dumb, and the updating was all to the scope's brain in the base? (I've changed all the other settings in the new handset to where they need to be now).
Anyway, you've been an absolute star and I am most grateful for all your help.