[ntp:questions] ANN: UK GPS Jamming update
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Wed Mar 28 15:32:09 UTC 2012
Ron Frazier (NTP) wrote:
> Just wondering:
> 1) Is the UK govt doing this?
> 2) Is the USA doing anything similar?
> 3) What's the purpose?
> 4) Have you guys using GPS over there been affected?
So far as I know my GPS reception hasn't been affected by the
jamming. The locations for the jamming excercises seem to be
in remote areas.
Both GPS and MSF reception was out during November 2010, and
from January through March 2011 due to weather conditions.
The reasons are similar despite the differences in
> On 3/28/2012 9:24 AM, David J Taylor wrote:
>> I have received the following notice ....
>> NOTIFICATION OF GPS JAMMING EXERCISES SCOTLAND, NORTH AND WEST COASTS,
>> 16-26th APRIL 2012
>> Dates: Between 16 to 26 April 2012 inclusive.
>> Times: Intermittent for 1hr slots between 0800BST and 2130BST.
>> Location of MULTIPLE jammers:
>> A. The Little Minch and North Minch northwards from Waternish Point
>> 57-36N 006-38W to Stoer Head 58-14N 005-24W, including Sound of
>> Raasay and Inner Sound.
>> B. Within 35 miles of Faraid Head 58-36N 004-46W.
>> Frequency: A 24 MHz band centred around 1176.45 MHz (GPS L5),
>> 1227.60MHz (GPS L2) and 1575.42MHz (GPS L1).
>> Contact Details: In an emergency any vessel may request an abatement
>> of jamming via VHF through Emergency cease jam via the CG, the Jamming
>> Station (call sign: Loch Ewe / Cape Wrath GPS Jamming), or by
>> telephone to Joint Warrior Duty Controller 01436 674321 ext. 4372.
>> It is stressed that, as in previous exercises, Safety of Life
>> operations will at all times take precedence over exercise activities.
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