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Re: cheap GPS

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sun Aug 22 02:48:40 1999

[email protected] (Sean Donelan) writes:
>>	Something to look forward to. :)
>Any predictions whether this will have more or fewer affects than
>NIST setting daylight savings time in the wrong month a few years
>ago on WWV/B?

Those wagering the GPS roller over would have fewer affects, I think
you lost.  Pioneer, Japan reports they have 450 people answering phones
from customers with car GPS navigation systems which have failed.  Japan's
MITA estimates 95,000 units in Japan are affected.  I couldn't find anything
on the engligh-language web pages about the problem.

The US Air Force reports the satellites and control system rolled
over without incident.  The US Coast Guard has received no reports
of civilian problems within the USA this evening.
Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
  Affiliation given for identification not representation