Will the GPS rollover be a big problem?

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I haven't heard much lately about the GPS receivers and potential problems. I'm afraid that the rollover will cause some widespread disruptions, and at the very least, will be a real 'Wake-up Bomb' for the general public. I'm beginning to think of Aug 22 as the deadline for buying common stock-up stuff, and for most of the not so common stuff. I can just picture empty shelves... row after row of empty shelves.

For latest info on the GPS roll over, follow this link: http://www.cpf.navy.mil/y2k/y2knews/y2kgps.htm

For Navy-made list of receivers, follow this one: http://www.navcen.uscg.mil.

I can't help noticing the heading on the former link. Kind of makes you think they mean ALL systems are compliant, but really they're only claiming that for Navy systems.

Tell me, please, what you think of my concerns. If I'm way off-base (this time, not all the other times :p , I'd sure be glad to hear it!


-- Arewyn (nordic@northnet.net), June 21, 1999


Here, this is a better site to start with:


It's by the Coast Guard, and seems to be a bit easier to read. Check out the date on the DOT Press Release... doesn't leave much time to act, does it?

I don't think this is meant so much for individual consumers who have a GPS gizmo in their fishing box, I think (I HOPE) it's meant for the corporations who rely on GPS for data needed in the process of providing services or products to the masses.


-- Arewyn (nordic@northnet.net), June 21, 1999.

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