New Scientist contributor David Hambling wrote recently about how easy it is to evade GPS -- it's possible to buy your own jammer for as little as $30. The only problem? Many more everyday technologies rely on GPS than you might realize.
the court ruled in the favor of defense that the GPS system is a military device not a Coast Guard navigation system. If the defense decided that it needed to be jinked randomly to avert hostile targeting systems, where would that leave the various users. The entry points to strategic (oil) harbor systems are theoretically protected by short range (30-40 mile) locally broadcast VHF signals to offset the random jinking.
Thank you VERY much for broadcasting this story. Very well presented. It was shear idiocy to have shut down the Loran-C system in the US. Let's hope the decision can be reversed before too much has been dismantled.
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