GPS satellite health in written form?

capnflyright

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Where/How can I obtain a printout of all GPS satellites and their health for an FDE check? I have tried the FSS and they referred me to DUATS which hasn't yielded any fruit either. I appreciate the help.
 

ShawnC

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Since GPS status is run by the USCG you have to goto their Navigation centers website. Here is the current status of GPS. I have no clue how to read it, but the numbers and webpage URLs at the bottem might help you if you can't read it.

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/Ftp/gps/status.txt

Heres the main page, it has a bunch of stuffing including a GPS modernization plan and various other government reports.

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/gps/default.htm

Heres the list if the active NOTAMs relating to GPS operation. They host both the BNM (the marine version of the NOTAM) and our NOTAMs.

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/gpsnotices/default.htm

There are three active NOTAMs and they are all near active Mil type bases. Me thinks they are related to the GPS jamming program that I know that they are doing right now.

Just a little side note about the GPS jamming program, I am told that it is an active ground based jamming, that would be used to prevent use of the GPS in areas where they believe that it would be sensetive. Those are the rumors that I have been hearing on the grapevine lately. It appears that the BNM for the PXT testing confirms it too. I am quoting it on the bottem of the message.

I hope this helps? By the way what are you using it for? Whats a FDE?

The PXT BNM:
"THE GPS NAVIGATIONAL SIGNAL MAY BE UNRELIABLE DUE TO INTERFERENCE TESTING TO THE L1 FREQUENCY
USED IN CIVIL SHIPBOARD NAVIGATION AND HAND-HELD SYSTEMS. SHIPBOARD GPS MAY BE EFFECTED WITHIN
A 25NM RADIUS, AND HAND-HELD GPS SYSTEMS MAYBE EFFECTED WITHIN A 15NM FROM THE TEST CENTER
POSITION OF 38-15'42N 076-26'02W."

Man these things provide much more detail than the FAA NOTAM version of it. And it really confirms that they are testing at least the jamabillity of GPS, if not the jamming itself.
 
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