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Can you find your way?

Posted: Sun 26 Apr, 2009 7:38 pm
by Stitch
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=309

This is an awesome GPS, maybe not the best but I keep one in the pack ready to go incase its needed. When your out and a bout stuck in the BFE.

Re: Can you find your way?

Posted: Mon 27 Apr, 2009 1:22 pm
by Samurai
That's a good idea, I need to put mine there also. Thanks.

Re: Can you find your way?

Posted: Wed 29 Apr, 2009 9:02 am
by Espada
When Obongo shuts off certain satellites, it won't affect your compass.

Re: Can you find your way?

Posted: Mon 04 May, 2009 8:47 pm
by Stitch
You should always keep a good old compass. But to shut down the sats they too lose the ability to use them. So they would cut their nose off to spite themselves

Re: Can you find your way?

Posted: Mon 04 May, 2009 8:48 pm
by Samurai
Good point, but unless they are teaching navigation
the old way, with a compass, lots of them will be
lost. But, like you say, cut off their nose....

Re: Can you find your way?

Posted: Mon 04 May, 2009 11:25 pm
by Shadow
Stitch wrote:You should always keep a good old compass. But to shut down the sats they too lose the ability to use them. So they would cut their nose off to spite themselves


Well..... not exactly. They can reprogram/restrict, so civvie GPSs won't have accuracy worth squat. But, the MIL GPSs will still have accuracy to 2-3 ft., or better. The big change came during Clinton's tenure, when he forced the "spooks" to allow the accuracy enhanced for the civvie GPS market. I'd guess if SHTF came in a big way, the civvie GPS accuracy would be about 2-3 friggin miles.

Re: Can you find your way?

Posted: Tue 05 May, 2009 10:10 am
by Samurai
Well, having taught cross country navigation in the Corp,
I could probably dust off the maps and compass and still
find my way around.

Re: Can you find your way?

Posted: Tue 05 May, 2009 9:17 pm
by Stitch
I guess the Shadow Knows. I stand corrected.

Re: Can you find your way?

Posted: Tue 02 Jun, 2009 9:25 am
by Fiddler's Green
Selective Availability "spoofing" was active during the first Gulf War (Desert Shield/Storm) and the non-encrypted units still retained accuracy within 100 meters as long as they received at least 3 satellites.

That said, I still keep my library of pre-surveyed range fan cards of my AO handy.

Bill