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June 21, 2010 - June 24, 2010
Seattle, Washington USA
January 6, 2010

USCG Publishes Loran-C Termination; DHS Says Not Needed for GPS Backup

(UPDATED January 7, January 12) The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) posted a notice in the Federal Register on January 7 certifying that termination of the Loran-C signal will not adversely affect the safety of maritime navigation and that decommission will begin on February 8 with all Loran stations expected to cease transmitting the Loran-C signal by October 1, 2010.

Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security has certified that the Loran-C system infrastructure is not needed as a backup to the GPS system or to meet any other federal navigation requirement.

January 25, 2010 - January 26, 2010
Bangkok, Thailand
December 18, 2009

President Signs Appropriations Measure with GPS Civil Funds

President Obama signed the Fiscal Year (FY10) consolidated appropriations bill (H.R. 3288) on Wednesday (December 16), which will fund a number of civil GPS initiatives in the coming year.

November 30, 2009 - December 2, 2009
Berlin, Germany
November 11, 2009

Obama Signs Bills Cutting Funds for eLoran, HIGPS, GPS OCX

President Obama had a big day on October 28, signing 2010 bills for the departments of defense (DoD) and homeland security (DHS) that cut significant programs — eLoran, HIGPS, OCX — connected with the Global Positioning System.

New Builds • November 6, 2009

Hemisphere GPS Unveils New Antennas, DGPS Receiver for Handheld Mapping

Hemisphere GPS has launched its XF102 DGPS receiver, the latest addition to the company’s XF-Series of differential GPS receivers for handheld mapping.

People • October 21, 2009

RTCM Recognizes Kalafus for Lengthy DGNSS Standards Role

The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) has recognized Dr. Rudy Kalafus for his 25 years of service as Chairman of RTCM Special Committee 104 (SC104) on Differential Global Navigation Satellite System (DGNSS) Service.  

October 13, 2009

eLoran Appears Doomed Despite Possible GPS Backup Role

Enhanced Loran (eLoran), the proposed backup to GPS that has made a career out of surviving efforts to eliminate its Loran-C foundation, now appears to be only two signatures away from extinction — and both appear likely.

A House-Senate conference committee version of the fiscal year 2010 (FY10) appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved October 7 allows for termination of the Loran-C signal on January 4, 2010.

October 13, 2009 - October 15, 2009
Portland, Maine USA
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