To: "Messages Birding-aus" <>
Subject: Re GPS
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:08:32 +1000
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..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 said.
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 bomb.
Another Pentagon official, speaking March 24, said Iraqi attempts to jam GPS using devices allegedly supplied by a Russian company have not succeeded...."
Here in Far NW Qld my Magellan GPS300 & Garmin II are both giving correct readings
(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.
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