[time-nuts] GPS Interference Question
tholmes at woh.rr.com
Fri Sep 30 15:10:44 UTC 2011
Sticking with the intent to keep this non-political, what good is a filter
if the offending signal is within the necessary passband?
Tom Holmes, N8ZM
Tipp City, OH
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> Behalf Of Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R
> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 10:55 AM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] GPS Interference Question
> If LightSquared deploys their high powered LTE network in the satellite
> the GPS world will become very interesting indeed. Are LightSquared
> to spend $20,000 to upgrade the GPS on my Skylane to a new model which
> does not yet exist?
> With that many transmitters we may experience areas where RF from multiple
> high power transmitters creates hot spots. In some places pieces of metal
> with non Ohmic bonds will create mixing products, some of which may fall
> directly within GPS bands. These effects have not been simulated.
> Who knows who the FCC is listening to - the GPS industry including
> of current users, or those who appear to have bought under the table
> This could make Solyndra look like small change. Film at 11.
> On 09/30/2011 07:02 AM, Marco IK1ODO -2 wrote:
> > At 15:44 30-09-11, Jason wrote:
> >> To filter out the L2 signal, would an actual GPS receiver have to be
> >> replaced / modified?
> >> Or would a more simple and cheaper alternative be to get a new
> >> antenna (with fancy filtering) to replace my existing roof-top
> >> antenna and expect all my old equipment to be happy?
> > I think that a new antenna/filter/amplifier unit would be ok. But the
> > problem is the installed base of receivers, including all those costly
> > units used for geodesy or navigation, that have embedded antennas.
> > Those will be hard to modify.
> > 73 - Marco IK1ODO
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