[ntp:questions] ANN: UK GPS Jamming update

jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com
Wed Mar 28 19:38:36 UTC 2012

Dennis Ferguson <dennis.c.ferguson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28 Mar, 2012, at 08:26 , David J Taylor wrote:
>>> Just wondering:
>>> 1) Is the UK govt doing this?
>> The notice is from a UK Government agency.
>>> 2) Is the USA doing anything similar?
>> I would be surprised if they were not, but they may have more remote areas to carry out such tests.
> White Sands Missile Range, maybe.  You can't fly over it, and
> a friend who lives in New Mexico and owns a plane tells me there
> is a standing warning for pilots flying around it to avoid relying
> on GPS for navigation.  He has also heard of pilots doing that who
> have seen their position, as reported by GPS, suddenly shift by 50
> miles.

Quite frequently in the High desert in SOCAL in the Ft Irwine/Edwards AFB
area; the FAA puts out notices when it is to happen.

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