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    Re: Loran and other alternatives to GPS
    From: Robert VanderPol II
    Date: 2017 Dec 1, 06:22 -0800


    Apparently I shot my mouth without researching far enough.  

    Re: Loran and other alternatives to GPS
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2017 Nov 30, 15:32 -0800

    Robert, you wrote:
    "The Chinese system, Beidou, is a for profit system that will will be fully operational in 2020."

    For profit? Those darn Communists with their profit motive! :) Kidding aside, what do you mean? Beidou's standard navigation signals will be open for normal navigation, similar to GPS, Glonass, and Galileo. You won't have to pay to use it. Both Galileo and Beidou also have higher precision services that are licensed but those are specialty products. And aren't these in the same league as the military signals for GPS and Glonass?

    Frank Reed

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