The System: First GPS Intereference Report Sent to FCC

April 1, 2011 - By

First Overload Interference/Desensitization to GPS Receivers, Systems, and Networks Report to FCC; Plus Save Our GPS Coalition Forms; WAAS Official Again; EGNOS SOL Operational; Russian SBAS Satellite Passes Transponder Tests read more

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Out in Front: Dual Use, Single Front

April 1, 2011 - By

As it was in the beginning, now and always, and to the ages of ages — or at least into the conceivable near future: GPS was, is, and shall be a dual-use system. Why, then, reading through the March 15 report of the Technical Working Group (TWG) to the FCC on LightSquared/GPS interference, do we find no mention at all of military receivers? read more

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On the Edge: Making Peace: Surveyor’s GPS Device Serves as Mediator in Kenyan Land Dispute

April 1, 2011 - By

Early morning on February 2, 2011, I went to work in my job as a road surveyor in the Bungoma District of Kenya. Here, land disputes are common, though the government is trying to reduce the conflicts by issuing land titles and certificates. I carried with me a small handheld GPS, the Magellan Explorist 100. While I was using it, a stout man in early fifties approached me and introduced himself as a surveyor, too. He was very interested in the way I was walking around with the “gadget,” trying to locate a control point. read more

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