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GPS Interface Control Working Group to Convene September 21-22
(Aug 8) The GPS Directorate will host the 2016 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Forum for the following documents: IS-GPS-200; IS-GPS-705; IS-GPS-800; ICD-GPS-240; ICD-GPS-870. The purpose is to update the public on GPS public document revisions and collect issues/comments for analysis and possible integration into future GPS public document revisions.
Second Round of GPS Adjacent Band Compatibility Testing
(Jul 7) The Department of Transportation will conduct additional testing of GPS/GNSS receivers this July as part of the DOT Adjacent Band Compatibility Study.
Revised Plan for NDGPS Downsizing
(Jul 5) On July 5, the government announced it will terminate the National Differential GPS broadcast at 37 sites within 30 days, leaving 46 sites available to users in the maritime and coastal regions.
FCC Fines Chinese Retailer $34.9 Million for Marketing Illegal 'Jammers'
(May 25) The Federal Communications Commission today issued a $34.9 million fine against C.T.S. Technology, a Chinese electronics manufacturer and online retailer, for marketing and selling signal jamming devices to U.S. consumers. So-called "jammers" are radio frequency transmitters that intentionally block, jam, or interfere with wireless communications, such as cellphone calls, GPS systems, Wi-Fi networks, and firstresponder communications. It is a violation of federal law to market, sell, import, or use a signal jammer in the United States.
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