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dont rely on your SatNav tomorrow Wed 25th

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dont rely on your SatNav tomorrow Wed 25th

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16701407
Our planet is being bombarded by high-energy particles unleashed by the strongest solar storm since 2005, scientists say.
The charged particles are mostly a concern for satellites - which they can disrupt - and astronauts.
This CME is the largest recorded since 2005 and its high speed means we can expect it to reach Earth throughout Wednesday. Whilst sights such as the aurora are likely to be visible once again, possibly even further south than Sunday, there is growing concern that the CME could affect GPS and other communications satellites that orbit at high, Northern latitudes.
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Re: dont rely on your SatNav tomorrow Wed 25th

As I am out walking with my GPS tomorrow I will report if it gets it's knickers in a twist
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Re: dont rely on your SatNav tomorrow Wed 25th

If you are referring to OldJim`s postion..... he will let you know......when his satnav works !
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Re: dont rely on your SatNav tomorrow Wed 25th

I also have a 1:25,000 OS Map and a compass so you can forget all those happy thoughts about being short of one old grumpy moderator  Grin Grin
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Re: dont rely on your SatNav tomorrow Wed 25th

Ah yes.... the good old ways.... !.. Map reading...  Cheesy
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Re: dont rely on your SatNav tomorrow Wed 25th

Orienteering rules Ok!!
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Bad news - no problems whatsoever - typical alarmism  Crazy
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Re: dont rely on your SatNav tomorrow Wed 25th

Worked OK in Essex as well
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Re: dont rely on your SatNav tomorrow Wed 25th

An end of millennium type of marketing opportunity lost. "You must buy the latest GPS unit to survive the solar flare."
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