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LightSquared’s GPS jamming issue
April 16, 2011
2:36 am
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David
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S!G wrote:

I think, this could be a cache from my buddy ZakMcKracken. He would love to place such a cache. Of course D5/T5 :woohoo:

I remember Zak, I do believe I met him at Geowoodstock last year!!! 🙂


 

 

 

April 16, 2011
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I've got a cache buddy that loves placing hard to find caches also.

This is a potential problem that we can't do much about.
I have sent a letter to both my Senators about the risk to public GPS use, for whatever that's worth.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

April 15, 2011
10:26 pm
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I think, this could be a cache from my buddy ZakMcKracken. He would love to place such a cache. Of course D5/T5 :woohoo:

¡¿ʎɐqǝ ɟɟo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ sıɥʇ ʎnq ı pıp ʎɥʍ

April 15, 2011
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The FCC is always playing with changing frequency bands for things. Last year we received a letter at the church from the FCC that told us that if we had wireless microphones that operated with the UHF frequency band, that as of 1 Jan 2010 they were illegal and we had to stop using them immediately. Luckily all of our equipment in newer than that so we didn't have a problem. But as far as interference, some months ago I went after a cache that sits at the base of a radio transmitter and I almost cried when I started pulling out of the field that it was located in, because all 3 of the GPSrs that I had with me had stopped working and none of them worked for at least 20 minutes after driving out of the area. I was deeply upset believing that they had been cooked. However, after about 20 minutes the Maestro started working again and eventually the 2 Tritons that I had with me came back to life as well, but its wasn’t one of the more pleasant Geocaching experiences I’ve had and that cache most definitely isn’t market at one of my favorites!


 

 

 

April 15, 2011
5:59 pm
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Interesting article I read on AVIATION WEEK AND SPACE TECHNOLOGY today. Has anyone heard about this? I can see some knuckleheads placing caches near these towers to make it harder to find.

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw.....0Receivers

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