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FAA warns of ongoing GPS issues in southeastern US due to Defense Department 'tests'

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posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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What could this mean? What are they testing that could block out GPS in SouthEastern USA?

www.engadget.com...


Don't panic, but anyone planning on using GPS in the southeastern US for the next month or so will likely want to make sure they have a fallback option. That's according to a flight advisory just issued by the FAA, which warns pilots that their GPS signal "may be unreliable or unavailable" due to "GPS tests" that the Department of Defense will be conducting between January 20th and February 22nd. Details are fairly light beyond that, but the FAA does note that when the "tests" occur they will be active for 45 minutes, and be followed by 15 minutes of off time -- additional notices to pilots will apparently be issued at least 24 hours prior to any test. Of course, while this particular advisory is directed at pilots, it will presumably will also affect all other GPS devices, as the FAA doesn't mention any GPS issues specific to aviation. The real question, however, is just what those mysterious "GPS tests" are -- if they're, in fact, GPS tests at all...


Here is a PDF from the FAA concerning the test.
www.faasafety.gov...

I also want to note this last part of the PDF


E. Pilots are highly recommended to report anomalies during testing to the appropriate ARTCC to assist in the determination of the extent of GPS degradation during tests.

edit on 21-1-2011 by SeeingBlue because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 10:24 AM
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Maybe they're testing some newly developed equipment/technology designed to shield our satellites from the expected future solar activity that NASA and others have been warning us about. There have been repeated warnings about possible GPS interference from solar flares as the sun approaches it's solar maximum in 2012, not to mention possible failure of our electrical grids.



posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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