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Steve Zeller

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« on: March 05, 2011, 03:58:54 PM »
Has anyone been following the FAA and FCC approvals to allow 40,000 4G wireless towers to be built throughout the United States? 4G evidently transmits in a band extremely close to GPS. Garmin has run tests showing the 4G signal disrupts GPS at a range of 13 miles and kills it completely within 7 miles. I picked this up in Aviation Week several months ago and now Avweb is running the story.

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 01:29:49 PM »

Tom Pelz

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 11:16:10 AM »
Steve,

It is worse than we realize.   The majority of us that use WAAS approaches to its fullest advantage live at small airports WITHOUT a significantly low approach until WAAS was approved.

Before WAAS my only choice was a VOR approach.  My home base (OVS), when using the VOR approach, the lowest we can descend is to 1000 feet AGL.   Why?  We are in a valley.  The VOR approach takes us waaaay to close to bluffs with a lot of trees.

WITH the WAAS approach we can descend to 400 feet AGL and remain clear of the bluffs.

TomTom Pelz2011-03-12 18:18:36

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 02:41:25 PM »
Tom, I fly a KLN94 and even without WAAS it is amazing. 500-600 feet gets me in anyplace I need to go and the box leads me by the hand right to the runway. I am not a big conspiracy theorist, but it is beginning to sound like the there was some major lobbying and campaign contributions involved in these approvals. Wonder if DOD is aware of this? 4G could end up being national security issue.