Loran C off the air
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.
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