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