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Weird GPS Problems, Scandinavia & Iceland – UPDATE

Weird GPS Problems, Scandinavia & Iceland – UPDATE

BLOG EDITOR UPDATE: Our hat's off to the folks at the USCG Navigation Center. Shortly after we posted the below bemoaning the lack of followup information - they posted followup information!  Seems that it WAS an equipment problem. Even better, the manufacturer...

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Weird GPS Problems, Scandinavia & Iceland – UPDATE

Weird GPS Problems, Scandinavia & Iceland

The USCG Navigation Center continues to receive and post reports of problems with GPS reception from around the world. Our recent check of the site showed numerous reports from the eastern Mediterranean, as expected, along with a goodly number scattered around the...

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Strange GPS in Hong Kong – China Government Responsible?

Strange GPS in Hong Kong – China Government Responsible?

Image: Wikimedia Commons Strange GPS in Hong Kong – China Government Responsible? RNTF Original Report, 4 Sept 2019   Reception of satnav signals in major metropolitan areas is often problematic. Tall buildings can block the view of the sky or reflect GNSS...

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Lost in Dayton

Lost in Dayton

Thanks to RNTF member John Hartzell for sending this along, and to Jeff Bacon for great naval humor since 1986. Best wishes for a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

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GPS TESTING TO DEGRADE SIGNAL – AOPA

GPS TESTING TO DEGRADE SIGNAL – AOPA

This FAA graphic shows locations and altitudes where GPS interference testing scheduled for Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 could affect GPS-based aircraft navigation and ADS-B operation.   Blog Editor's Note: A very powerful graphic above showing how a jammer at sea level...

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More BeiDou than GPS in 130 of 195 Countries

More BeiDou than GPS in 130 of 195 Countries

Blog Editor's Note: A very disturbing article for those (like us) wanting GPS to remain the "gold standard" for GNSS. Some of the more alarming items in this piece: As of June 28, Chinese satellites were observed more frequently than GPS satellites in 130 of 195...

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UK, ‘Five Eyes’  & the Future of SatNav & PNT

UK, ‘Five Eyes’ & the Future of SatNav & PNT

A headline in "The Telegraph" this week read "UK seeks 'Five Eyes' alliance on satellite rival to EU's Galileo." The United Kingdom has a golden opportunity with this initiative to be a world leader in PNT. To capture this title, they must be innovative and not just...

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Another Threat to GPS/GNSS at the FCC ?

Another Threat to GPS/GNSS at the FCC ?

Blog editor's Note: A couple notes and questions about the issue described in the article - It seems very much like the long standing controversy about whether or not the FCC should allow Lightsquared/Ligado to operate in an adjacent band.  The laws of physics have...

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What3words: The app that can save your life – BBC News

What3words: The app that can save your life – BBC News

Blog Editor's Note: This is a great example of making a system more resilient with a better user interface. As a helicopter pilot, at every new duty station it would take me several weeks to memorize the latitude and longitude of a new base so I could program the...

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RNT Foundation Announces New Board of Directors

RNT Foundation Announces New Board of Directors

Image: New board members Jeff Hathaway and Pauline Cook join President Dana A. Goward recognizing Senators Cruz and Markey for their work on and passage of the National Timing Resilience and Security Act of 2018. The Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation...

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