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Old 12-16-2004, 10:50 AM
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have a look

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...ing_satellites
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Old 12-16-2004, 11:05 AM
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that'll leave a mark
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Homeland Security has requested and will soon mandate that all commercial vehicals transporting hazardous materials be equiped with GPS systems. They are saying they want us to be able to pinpiont the location of our vehcals at any given moment.
Guess this takes a little steam out of their argument.
I think Troutly is right, It wont happen.
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Costs far outweight the benefits IMO.
Never been an issue for W in the past.
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:21 PM
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Why Garmin, Navman and all these guys don't build their own satellites? This will solve many 'problems'.

PS I think that the Gallileo sytem is coming on line in a few years so that will short many problems out Thank God

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On the bright side my boat's a lot faster when I'm not using the GPS
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:28 PM
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On the bright side my boat's a lot faster when I'm not using the GPS

Now thats funny !!!
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Old 12-16-2004, 12:35 PM
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On the bright side my boat's a lot faster when I'm not using the GPS
Hey that's strange. Mine does the same thing too
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Why Garmin, Navman and all these guys don't build their own satellites? This will solve many 'problems'.

PS I think that the Gallileo sytem is coming on line in a few years so that will short many problems out Thank God
Simply cost. How much you willing to spend to receive GPS signals? The gov't would shut them down too anyway under the same program.
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The gov't would shut them down too anyway under the same program.
I see. But the Gallileo is independant. Isn't it??
http://www.esa.int/export/esaNA/GGGM...C_index_0.html
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