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Old 12-07-2011, 19:40   #1
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GPS Jamming

Folks. Look at the attached picture. The red area is where GPS signals will be jammed near Washington DC if a company called LightSquared is allowed to put 40,000 high power transmitters for ground internet service in the band right next to the very low power GPS band. The FCC said OK!

This graphic comes out of the report by a group studying the problem that includes folks like Garmin who testified that these transmitters are like "a lawnmower in a library".

Here's the full report. It's unbelievable that the FCC gave permission for this and now doesn't know what to do. You can bet lobbying and political donations have been involved.

There's a link on the BoatUS site to write the FCC and if you are a US citizen, your congressman.

BoatUS.com: Government Affairs

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Re: GPS Jamming

It seems pretty pointless to do this. Besides, many emergency vehicles use GPS now.
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Re: GPS Jamming

Been posted before about everywhere, not just one little area.
Thank goodness it doesn't block W.A.A.S. signals...
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