[aprssig] GPS interference/Lightsquared testing in Las Vegas

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat May 21 13:29:35 EDT 2011

On 5/21/2011 10:26 AM, Steve Noskowicz wrote:
> After the way the FCC ignored their presentation and data, you can bet that all the GPS mfrs like Garmin are out there with a fleet of mobiles driving and perhaps flying around looking VERY CLOSELY for trouble...not to mentino coorelation with their simulations.
> P.S. Now that I think about it,  If a GPS precision approach is approved, doesn't the airport have to have a local GPS transmitter for the DGPS precision...?
>    Does a DGPS transmitter provide for any direct user-location info, or is it only supplying real-time differential correction data for fixes obtained from the sats (similar to WAAS - as I understand WAAS)?

Has there been any feedback yet from this trial?   The week-long test is now 
over.  I sort of thought we might have heard from some Las Vegas-area APRS hams 
by now.....



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