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[aprssig] GPS Jamming On The Rise

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Jun 27 16:19:27 UTC 2008

Your APRS tracker could be getting trashed by the car next to you!

Linked from a post on Slashdot today at:

, this news story

While most of the post deals with military applications/threats, I 
thought this reference to domestic use of jammers was interesting:

"Meanwhile, several Internet sites offer small, localized GPS jammers 
for sale in the U.S. domestic market. These include a "GPS Blocker" with 
an advertised 10-meter to 20-meter range for roughly $200. "Just plug 
into a standard cigarette lighter with 12 V for power," says the web 
page, "and it will automatically protect you from any GPS tracking on 
and within your vehicle. This is a popular item with sales personnel and 
delivery drivers, who wish to take lunch or make a personal stop outside 
of their territory or route."



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