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    Re: Occam's razor
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2014 Mar 19, 13:12 -0700
    Remember, the reason that cell phones were banned on airliners had nothing to do with safety of flight, or interference with aircraft systems. The ban came from the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission, not the FAA. The reason was, that from high altitude, the line of sight cell phone transmissions would hit many cell sites, even those far away from the plane, and cause interference with cell phone calls in a very wide radius. If the cell site antennas did not receive signals from planes in flight then there would have been no reason for the FCC's concern.


    From: Tom Sult <tsult@mac.com>
    To: garylapook@pacbell.net
    Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:51 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Occam's razor

    Out of radar range out of cellphone range. Also cell phone towers don't point up. Cell phone reception is poor above 4000 ft AGL. 

    Tom Sult
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