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Welcome to GPS Hacks. This site is not about hacking a GPS but everything you want to know about GPS including General information, GPS reviews, Tutorials, GPS How-to and much more. If you want to contribute this site please feel free to Contact us. What is GPS? GPS (Global Positioning System) is a "constellation" of 24 well-spaced satellites that orbit the Earth and make it possible for people with ground receivers to pinpoint their geographic location. How GPS Works GPS system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS satellites circle the earth twice a day in a very precise orbit and transmit signal information to earth. GPS receivers take this information and use triangulation to calculate the user's exact location.

GPS Jamming

It is possible to jam  GPS nevigation system. The jamming techniques is to limit the effectiveness of an opponent’s communications and/or detection equipment. There are several case, intentional or unintentional, has been recorded including Air Force conducted GPS jamming exercises in 2003. There is also a detailed description of how to build a short range GPS L1 C/A jammer was published in Phrack issue 60 by an anonymous author.

If stronger signals were generated intentionally, they could potentially interfere with aviation GPS receivers within line of sight. Also GPS signals can also be interfered with by natural geomagnetic storms, predominantly at high latitudes. There is a feature called Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring(RAIM) is designed to provide a warning to the user if jamming or another problem is detected. Some aviation and marine receivers usually use this kind of featured in their GPS system.

GPS jamming is specially important since many modern weapon such as GPS-guided bomb use GPS. The U.S. government believes that such jammers were also used occasionally during the 2001 war in Afghanistan.
But there are many people believe that GPS jammer is not effective. Regardless it is effective or not, it is an important uspect of GPS user and everyone should be aware of it.