FCC to weaken GPS Reliability


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Gian Luca Fiori
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Bahamas Chatter: FCC to weaken GPS reliability
FCC to weaken GPS reliability
Posted: 29 Jul 2020 05:49 AM PDT
A controversial order by the Federal Communications Commission, which slipped through in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, could threaten the reliability of hundreds of millions of GPS units, according to BoatU.S.

Read Soundings article for details https://www.soundingsonline.com/news/fcc-flips-the-bird-to-boaters


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Gian Luca Fiori - 7/30/2020
From the Bahamas Chatter:

Bahamas Chatter: FCC to weaken GPS reliability
FCC to weaken GPS reliability
Posted: 29 Jul 2020 05:49 AM PDT
A controversial order by the Federal Communications Commission, which slipped through in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, could threaten the reliability of hundreds of millions of GPS units, according to BoatU.S.

Read Soundings article for details https://www.soundingsonline.com/news/fcc-flips-the-bird-to-boaters


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Gian Luca Fiori - 7/30/2020
From the Bahamas Chatter:

Bahamas Chatter: FCC to weaken GPS reliability
FCC to weaken GPS reliability
Posted: 29 Jul 2020 05:49 AM PDT
A controversial order by the Federal Communications Commission, which slipped through in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, could threaten the reliability of hundreds of millions of GPS units, according to BoatU.S.

Read Soundings article for details https://www.soundingsonline.com/news/fcc-flips-the-bird-to-boaters


Is this real? Do we have more information...

Hi Gian Luca
Yes, it is real!

Charles Starke first alerted us to this topic a couple of months ago. See his, and subsequent postings, at Home/Seamanship/Communications/GPS Interference....
I last posted under that reference in July after attending a very interesting webinar by the (US) National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board in which there was a great deal of concern expressed about the FCC decision to licence Ligado to use part of the spectrum used by GPS for their 5G networks. There is a link to the full paper in the above thread. I have not seen any more recent news.

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