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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
UKMTO incident alert overlaid on an image of ships

Vessel Reports ‘Electronic Interference’ Incident in Persian Gulf

The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) office reported an “electronic interference” incident involving a merchant ship in the Persian

April 3, 2024
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Saturday, February 18, 2023
Could AI-Fueled Amateur Radio Rebuild Loran-C?

Could AI-Fueled Amateur Radio Rebuild Loran-C?

by John Konrad, K5HIP (gCaptain) Loran-C was an incredibly reliable and accurate analog ground-based navigation system, operated by the US Coast Guard. Despite

February 18, 2023
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Friday, February 12, 2021
Dr. Gladys West inducted into Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame

Meet The Navy’s GPS Pioneer Dr. Gladys West

Looking back on the legacies of some of the amazing women who have contributed to the field of technology at sea. Trailblazers in their fields, these women

February 12, 2021
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Maritime News

MARAD Renews GPS Interference Warning to Industry

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued a renewed advisory to the maritime industry about instances of GPS interference that have been reported worldwide

September 22, 2020
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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Ship Radar ECDIS Console
Maritime News

U.S. Warns of GPS ‘Spoofing’ in Persian Gulf

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –The U.S. military is warning that Iranian naval forces may increase “aggressive actions” against American and allied

August 8, 2019
Total Views: 68

Monday, August 7, 2017
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Cyber Threats Prompt Return of Radio for Ship Navigation

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships’ satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back

August 7, 2017
Total Views: 79

Saturday, April 1, 2017
GPS-System satellite

US Announces Selective Availability For GPS Devices

(April Fools Alert) – At a joint press conference today at Schriever Air Force Base, the United States Coast Guard announced a new feature to the GPS

April 1, 2017
Total Views: 111

Monday, May 2, 2016
GPS satellite

South Korea Revives GPS Backup Project After Blaming North for Jamming

By Jack Kim and Jonathan Saul SEOUL/LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) – South Korea has revived a project to build a backup ship navigation system that would be

May 2, 2016
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Ship Radar ECDIS Console
Maritime News

Europe Calls Time on Ship Navigation Scheme Despite Risks at Sea

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Feb 9 (Reuters) – A British-led initiative to create a back-up to satellite navigation systems for ships has been pulled after

February 9, 2016
Total Views: 102

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Europe Grapples With Threat Of Ships Sailing Blind

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) – Europe has yet to fully wake up to the danger of maritime disasters caused by signal jamming and blackouts of

May 13, 2014
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Northern Sea Route May Be Safer with Anglo-Russian Radio Navigation Initiative

Northern Sea Route May Be Safer with Anglo-Russian Radio Navigation Initiative

The perils of the new Arctic shipping route, warmed by climate change, may diminish with a British-Russian radio navigation initiative, under development to

November 6, 2013
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
WATCH: Researchers ‘Spoof’ Superyacht Off Course

WATCH: Researchers ‘Spoof’ Superyacht Off Course

A radio navigation research team from The University of Texas at Austin set out this summer to secretly coerce a 213-foot yacht off its course using a

July 30, 2013
Total Views: 30

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Laser Internet Satellite

Governments Confront Rising Threat To Ships From Signal Jamming

Ships on the world's busiest waterways face growing threats to their satellite navigation systems, including jamming

May 30, 2013
Total Views: 45

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
EAS Galileo Sat System

Return Of The Space Race? Yes, But Less Exciting

For nearly three decades GPS has been the primary navigation method for ships. Other systems have been attempted but either failed to launch or, like the

March 20, 2012
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011
China’s Homegrown GPS Begins Operation

China’s Homegrown GPS Begins Operation

BEIJING (Dow Jones)–China has begun operating a homegrown satellite navigation service that is designed to provide an alternative to the U.S. Global

December 27, 2011
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

GPS Jamming From FCC-Approved Broadcaster

Representatives of the GPS industry presented to members of the Federal Communications Commission clear, strong laboratory evidence of interference with the

March 16, 2011
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Poll of the Week: Electronic vs Paper Charts

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October 1, 2009
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

eLoran Sparks Debate In Washington – Is It Truly Important?

While we have covered eLoran before, most notably in this eLoran FAQ early last year, new headlines provide the need for revisiting the topic. In an article

June 20, 2009
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Interesting Experiment From BBC – “The Box”

Yesterday, BBC News kicked off an exciting and unique experiment in hopes to tell the story of international trade and globalisation.  In the year long

September 9, 2008
Total Views: 61

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Lighthouses – An Endangered Species

Lighthouses – An Endangered Species

Photo By Jay Q The first documented lighthouse was in Alexandria Egypt, circa 290 BC. And today, lighthouses are an endangered species. Pharos Lighthouse stood

July 30, 2008
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