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Re: GPS suppression



I would say that this has to be an April Fool's...

I use my GPS extensively at work locating remote radios and future remote
radio sites.  I fired up my GPS and tracked using TopoUSA from DeLorme all
day today.  No problems...

Joel
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-----Original Message-----
From: GPersons <railfan@flash.net>
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Thursday, April 01, 1999 7:36 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] GPS suppression


><<<<<A US Military official notified the media on Thursday, April 1, that
>effective immediately, all GPS orbital elements would no longer be made
>public. GPS satellites would no longer transmit this information since
>possible enemies would then know where the military satellite is. The
>official regretted the inconvenience of GPS receivers now not functioning,
>but said it was necessary.>>>>>
>
>So does this mean the all civilian GPS are now no longer usable?
>
>Gary
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