- May 23, 2007
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Very interesting item.With a title like that I couldn't resist de-lurking to post the link -
Thanks - had a varient (with a dash in the middle I think ) on the "old" board when it first started - but, lost the mail and password for it long ago.Great name.... I patted the statue only a wee while back!
That article suggested part of the problem was pirates using fake GPS transponder codes. If a pirate is using a code that matches a real ship, the system would go bat-shit. GPS tracking software is written to assume that each transponder code is only in use by one transponder at a time. It's possible that if the real transponder and fake pinged at the same time the receiver wouldn't be able to process both pings and would drop them entirely. Thus causing a temporary loss of location data.marhawkman,
I think you are missing the main point.
That is, the signals gps was apparently showing a ship in the wrong place. Not just being blocked.