[time-nuts] House subcommittee Democrats Urge Finding a Way for LightSquared and GPS Users to Co-Exist
John Ackermann N8UR
jra at febo.com
Tue Sep 20 19:35:55 UTC 2011
Did *anyone* pay any attention to the request I posted last evening???
On 9/20/2011 3:32 PM, J. Forster wrote:
> That is precisely why the questions are important. Somehow, Falcone was
> able to morph a low-impact satellite service into this monster with 40,000
> powerful L-Band transmitters blanketing the country.
> And he could not have done it without powerful help. So who and how
> matters, a lot.
> As I said, we've lost LORAN-A. If GPS becomes unusable, standards of time
> interval will go back to roughly WW II. WWVB may be OK if you are really
> patient and have a local Rb or Cs, but the days of quick and accurate
> setting of local standards will be over.
> And note, that LightSquared is liklely to put more "services" in urban
> areas, where many of us live. Hence the interferance will be most severe
> whare the most users live.
>> I still can't understand how this ever got to be such a big deal, or why
>> continues to be. Even if the military weren't involved, the FCC has
>> been the 500-pound gorilla cracking down on everybody from drunken ham
>> operators to national networks and 2-second "wardrobe malfunctions." Why
>> don't the FCC and the Navy just get together and say, "screw you,
>> LightSquared, GPS was fundamental infrastructure before you were a gleam
>> your founders' eye, so find a way to keep your wavelengths away from ours
>> we're going to drive you so far into debt Greece will look like Warren
>> Buffett." That's the treatment everybody else gets, so whose golden
>> is so kissable here, and why?
>> From: "Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R"<caf at omen.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:55 AM
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>> Subject: [time-nuts] House subcommittee Democrats Urge Finding a Way for
>> LightSquared and GPS Users to Co-Exist
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