Mysterious GPS glitch may be anti-drone measure

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This topic contains 7 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  LuganoPirate 6 Oct 2017
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  • Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Fascinating…. and worrying.

    Mysterious GPS glitch may be anti-drone measure

    edited – works now


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    the glitch appears to have moved to this thread – cant open it..


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Oh yes. Another for the list


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    This is what worries me about driverless cars. The GPS signal going rogue!


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Slightly off topic, but…

    I heard of some amateur wanna-be sailors, who took out a motorboat, ran out of fuel, and found themselves drifting towards a lee shore.

    They knew enough to phone the life guard, but not enough to give their position using the instruments on board.

    Luckily (!) they had removed their sat nav from their car before they set off, so they turned it on and gave their co-ordinates.

    This confused the lifeguard, since it showed them already well aground and in fact in a beach car park.


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    This confused the lifeguard, since it showed them already well aground and in fact in a beach car park.

    I think Tom that they had not allowed time for the GPS to lock onto the satellites, so it showed where they were when they turned the GPS off.
    I assume they got rescued in the end?

    As a matter of interest, there is an APP called Polaris Navigation which is great for showing exact location, as well as speed, height and loads of other stuff. It’s worth a look and I use it to track my flight while en-route.


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    Sorry to divert topic. It was this thread that caused the error, so I’m trying to see if it happens again!

    No it didn’t so feel free to delete this post.


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    This confused the lifeguard, since it showed them already well aground and in fact in a beach car park.

    just remembered, I quoted part of your text so trying again.

    Nope. didn’t replicate it!!!

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