[time-nuts] GPS interference and history...

Jason Rabel jason at extremeoverclocking.com
Thu Jun 9 21:18:01 UTC 2011

So back to my original question (I didn't mean to spark such a debate)...

These 40,000 transmitter towers... Are they merely talking about attaching their antennas on existing cell towers or totally new

FWIW, perhaps there wouldn't be as much of a fiasco if every other navigation and timing technology didn't get phased out in favor
of GPS... There literally is no backup sans a fold-out map or sun-dial... To say it is 'key' or 'critical' is an understatement.

Likewise, I don't like the idea of existing L1 devices becoming scrap to merely support someone's cell phone / broadband addiction.
There's too much hardware out there to make replacement impractical short of a decade long transition period. Even then during that
transition period lord only knows how many millions (billions?) of dollars it will cost to replace / retrofit existing hardware.
Who's going to pay for all that?

If I can put a $5 filter on my incoming antenna line to make it reduce most interference from L^2 and I loose maybe one satellite
out of eight visible, I'll be content with that... If I have to put a $100 filter to pray I can get signal for an hour a day...
Well... L^2 is going to have mysterious constant hardware failures in this area.

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