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Submission + - House committee moves to block LORANC teardowns-> 1

clanrat writes: "Lawmakers overseeing the Coast Guard approved language this week that would stop the agency from dismantling facilities needed for eLoran, a proposed system that has gained wide support as a backup in case GPS signals are jammed, blocked, spoofed, or otherwise rendered unusable.

In “markups” or adjustments to language in the FY 2015 Coast Guard authorization bill, a House transportation subcommittee proposes to halt the tearing down of stations in the Coast Guard’s old Loran-C navigation system, which was turned off in 2010."

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House committee moves to block LORANC teardowns

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  • All other GPS like systems are all subject to jamming, since their signal is extremelly weak. Only eLoran (a massive technical upgrade to Loran-C) can provide is real backup to GPS, since its a ground based, seriously powerful system (signals are received with one thousand to one million times stronger, depending on distance to towers).

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