Loran C off the air

Chip Fetrow tacos at fetrow.org
Wed Aug 11 22:22:32 CDT 2010

I hope you carry the map anyway.  GPS failure (your receiver), a drop  
onto a rock, or dead batteries leave you clueless.

Break out the paper map.  No map, break out the prayer beads.


On Aug 10, 2010, at 9:51 AM, tacos-request at amrad.org wrote:

> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 19:52:11 -0600
> From: Joseph Bento <joseph at kirtland.com>
> Subject: Re: Loran C off the air
> GPS is a fabulous tool!  I've recently added some 24k resolution  
> topo maps for Utah hiking trails.  What a difference over carrying a  
> paper map and compass.
> However, I think our government and society as a whole is foolish to  
> abandon nearly all forms of terrestrial communication and  
> navigation.  Satellites are not immune from destruction, and if the  
> government had the mind to, things could be turned off or  
> functionality greatly reduced.
> Joe

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