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Old 19 January 2002, 12:31   #1
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American's pull the plug on GPS?

I understand that the US have 'pulled the plug' on the GPS system so that we are back to where we were a couple of years ago....maybe within 1/2 mile of an indicated position.

They have done so because of September 11th and the Afghan crisis.

Word has it that they do not intend to allow civvies to obtain the accuracy that we have been used to, again

Don't throw away those charts just yet!

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Old 19 January 2002, 12:36   #2
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Sounds like a load of rubbish to me ! The american services are using a system that isnt available for public use yet and do not need dgps anyway. I would be interested to find out where you got your information.

In the unlikly event that it is true the Russians will switch the Glonas system that is more reliable than the American one anyway!
So, you can throw your charts away!

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Old 19 January 2002, 14:06   #3
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Checked the gps today - there doesn't appear to have been any dilution of position.

Sept 12 would have been the day to downgrade the accuracy, not four months after the event.

Al Quaeda will have got where they're going by now ...............
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Crikey, it would be just my luck, I finaly get my gps and the system is downgraded. I hope it's just a rumour. However, surely they could not just do that without telling anyone. Just think of the possibility of lawsuits following any accidents due to their action.

Where did the information come from?

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Old 19 January 2002, 17:25   #5
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Do you have any references at all to back up your rumour, or are you just spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt?

A quick look at the Interagency GPS Executive Board web site (it's all out there if you look!) indicates that it's unlikely to be true.

In any event, it is generally accepted that there are too many civillian, commercial applications using GPS to make it worthwhile screwing with!

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Old 19 January 2002, 19:44   #6
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Yeah, you're right John - it's not worth screwing your GPS
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But have yoy tried it?
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Old 20 January 2002, 16:03   #8
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Not that I can remember - have yoy?
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No, I definitely haven't - couldn't get the right position
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Which prompts me to wonder why I have been stuck on soixante neuf for the last two days ?
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