Re: off topic - 20 years since gps declared operational

From: KD7JYK DM09 via Seesat-l <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 03:04:01 -0700
: 20 years ago, the gps system achieved full operational capability.

Would that be for civilians?

Somewhere I have a book written in the 80's that talked about GPS and an
"orange box costing $40,000" (also mentioned the company and location, which
I forget) "that can tell you where you are anywhere in the world", being
used back in the 70's.

Somewhere around here I have a box of GPS antennas pulled out of service 
after a long run in the field.  I bought them around '91 and they were quite 
old then, I would guess late 70's to early 80's.

Just curious, I knew of GPS in the 80's and was told it had been around a
while by tgen, I never checked into it.


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