Norfolk GPS jamming from 11th to 22nd of February 2019


#1

Heads up Norfolk folk !

Source:

Map courtesy of @OzoneVibe :


#2

Fly over it. :stuck_out_tongue:


#3


#4

Not sure how wide a 20NM circle is around that?


#5

20NM = 37 Kilometers? :thinking:


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#10

I wonder what life-critical devices there are in that 1,600 sq.miles that depend on GPS?

Probably a good day for the Russians to attack.


#11

I would hope they have a backup / alternative system!

And for vehicle thieves - provided they can nick it in two minutes or less.


#12

Some things don’t have backup.

Location is only a part of the issue.

Precise synchronisation at 2+ locations is often done by GPS time signal.


#13

That’s a big area!

There’s an interesting ruined chapel at N Elmham I’ve flown round before. I’ll not go back this month then.

Ta for the heads up.


#14

Just my luck ! My very first opportunity to fly at a pals place on the 14th (Thursday) who is at 10 o’clock right on the yellow line. Should I be worried? Complete beginner so faffing about as it is but the sun will be out - - - - Grrrrrr !! :face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth::face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


#15

Umm, might just be outside that area, sod it!, will just head to the coast, if need be !!


#16

You’ll just have to head over here Rob ,for a fly about with me!


#17

Thanks for the warning Dave, bloody typical, as the weather is supposed to be good around here later in the week !!:drooling_face:

i do wonder if this is the Yanks doing this testing, with the fact that Lakenheath and Mildenhall are just a few miles south of the test.
Two of the biggest bases in this part of the country !!.
Your thoughts @Manty ?, coincidence of you post a week or two back?


#18

Would take you up on that Chris but people invading for the week so have to play the perfect host but I have told them I’m flying Thursday so make your own dinner (that’s good hosting where I come from):rofl:


#19

Just head away from Wisbech opposite way from testing, and you should be fine.


#20

So they are jamming 433-915MHz, 2.5-5.8GHz and GPS.

Seems like a massive operation and going to affect a lot of things on the ground.


#21

Hundred of people totally lost as their SatNavs lead them down blind alleys.

:thinking: This might be a spectator sport! … checks diary


#22

would not want to be on one of the phone providers help lines for the next 11 days.
“Why is not my WiFi working”


#23

They’re only blocking GPS for a couple of minutes Chris - nothing else will be affected :blush: