..U.S.-led coalition forces have destroyed
six devices being used by Iraqis to try to jam signals from the GPS satellite
navigation and weapon-guidance system, a U.S. senior military officer
Speaking to reporters during a March 25 briefing in Qatar, U.S. Air
Force Maj. Gen. Victor Renuart, director of operations at U.S. Central Command,
said that in one instance, the jamming device was destroyed with a GPS-guided
Another Pentagon official, speaking March 24, said Iraqi attempts to
jam GPS using devices allegedly supplied by a Russian company have not
Here in Far NW Qld my Magellan GPS300 & Garmin II are both giving
(Why do I have 2 units ?
I bought the Magellan before I
knew what I needed ... & what they did !
I needed a unit that also provided a bread trail map of my meanderings.
Although Magellan have such models a local outlet had Garmin "on special"
so I impulse bought one. I must get the gear to download the way points to my
PC So having the 2 units, I have one set to Lat/Long & the other to
UTM which is ideal for interpreting the grid lines on 1:100,000 scale maps
Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.