[aprssig] GPS interference/Lightsquared testing in Las Vegas

Brian Webster bwebster at wirelessmapping.com
Sat May 21 23:49:15 EDT 2011

The public safety group in the area said there was interference. I think
there were press release on this.

Thank You,
Brian N2KGC

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From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] GPS interference/Lightsquared testing in Las Vegas

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
>    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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