[aprssig] Anyone in Las Vegas - LightSquared Test To Begin Monday

Randy Love rlove31 at gmail.com
Sun May 15 15:45:45 EDT 2011

One commercial airliner crashing due to this interference might not even be
enough to get this squashed.

WTF, FCC and FAA.. This is a *threat to life and safety* that Lightsquared
is doing here!!!


On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 3:12 PM, <aprssig at k7ftp.net> wrote:

> If anyone on the list is in Las Vegas/Boulder City, might want to go out
> between 23:00 and 05:00 and see what it does.
> http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/may/14/testing-new-wireless-network-cou
> ld-cause-gps-outag/
> "A warning for night drivers: If your GPS navigator gives out on you this
> week, don't despair. What you're experiencing is only a test of the
> emerging
> broadband system.
> Starting Monday, broadband developr LightSquared will start testing its
> planned 4G speed wireless network in the Las Vegas area. The test will run
> after midnight for several hours for 10 days, and if it works, Las Vegas
> could become one of the first U.S. cities to get on a super-high speed
> Internet grid that's independent of any particular service provider.
> But if it fails, government agencies warn that it could compromise or even
> black out the GPS systems in the area, rendering temporarily useless
> everything from your car's navigator to the systems that allow airplanes to
> come in for a safe landing."
> "Late last week, the Federal Aviation Administration alerted pilots that
> "the GPS signal may be unreliable or unavailable" within a nearly 300-mile
> radius of Boulder City, where the test transmitter will be located, from 11
> p.m. to 5 a.m. local time daily from Monday to May 27."
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