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4G BROADBAND MAY JAM GPS

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  • Arturo Pascalin
    4G BROADBAND MAY JAM GPS The GPS industry is warning that a proposed broadband Internet network could effectively jam GPS signals. Further, it says it has data
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 7, 2011
      4G BROADBAND MAY JAM GPS
      The GPS industry is warning that a proposed broadband Internet network could
      effectively jam GPS signals. Further, it says it has data showing that any of
      the anticipated 40,000 (yes, four zeroes) transmitters can make a Garmin 430 go
      dark at a range of five miles. GPS World calls the proposal by LightSquared
      "disastrous" and warns of major problems for all kinds of GPS-reliant devices.
      The publication says a study (PDF) by GPS-industry stakeholders, including
      Garmin, determined the LightSquared network "will create a disastrous
      interference problem for GPS receiver operation to the point where GPS receivers
      will cease to operate (complete loss of fix) when in the vicinity of these
      transmitters." That, says the report, "will deny GPS service over vast areas of
      the United States." The industry told the Federal Communications Commission of
      the potential problem but the FCC approved the multibillion-dollar effort, which
      will carry 4G broadband throughout the country. In a podcast interview with
      AVweb, LightSquared spokesman Jeff Carlisle said the broadband system won't
      affect properly filtered GPS devices and his company is both mandated (by the
      FCC) and anxious to work with the GPS industry to identify devices that might be
      affected.

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      AVwebFlash: Monday, February 7, 2011‏





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