[time-nuts] Boeing 787 GPS reception trouble

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Jun 2 12:18:14 EDT 2014

In message <538C82B8.5020504 at earthlink.net>, Jim Lux writes:

>The reason for "radio receiver ban" originally [...]

Actually, there was a very specific incident where somebody brought
a television on a plane in order to see something important.  We're
talking 1950-1960 timeframe and and a tube-television.

Apparently this disturbed something in the cockpit, but there is
no evidence to indicate that it was actually a problem in the
cockpit, only that they spotted some kind of noise.

And that's when and why the FAA introduced the ban.

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