GPS Sat. failure 2010

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, May 21, 2009.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    GPS Sat. failure 2010 <hr style="color: rgb(255, 255, 255); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> You better bone up on your Dead Reckoning skills as the Sats. may be down in 2010.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520636,00.html
     
  2. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Good riddance. I could never stand flying by GPS; it was always too sensitive. Give me a good old analog VOR radial to chase anyday. Yeah, you can be a little off, but the CDI needle will tell you if you are. Quite unlike the Trimblenav GPS, that naggs you incessently if you are the slightest bit off coarse.
     
  3. Galactus

    Galactus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    2010? I might snack on them before then.
     
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    With the business world, transport companies, shipping companies around the world and the military all committed to this system, I DO NOT see it being allowed to degrade like this. So, I am throwing the BS flag on this one.
    Personally, it won't matter to me - My little GPS is very basic, little more than a glorifed Highway Roadmap. I still carry and use printed maps.
    Now if the poles shift and my comapss fails, then I am screwed...... [ROFL]
     
  5. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Yup.
    Except I forgot to correct for the danged differences between magnetic and true north the other day...
    Can you tell it's been awhile since I used a comapss?
    dang dang dang!
    Better to find out now while it is of little matter, than later when it really does count!
     
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