Wolfgang Leister. GPS Global Positioning System. Translated and adapted by Beate Heilemann May 2006. GPS (Global Positioning System). How does GPS work ?. Introduced in 1973 in USA for military purposes 24 satellites, which send signals and their own positions Receiver which
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signals and their own
from several satellites
(3 satellites = unreliable and without height measuring)
German Grid, Swedish Grid, NAD, ED etc. etc etc.etc..
This is at Manas air base!
43T E 0456996
UTM N 4766780
Which functions are pliable in the mountains?
Check the map datum
Check the coordinate systemTurn on the GPS ...
Finse (Staffed cabin)
(sometimes this can take quite some time...)Remember. Batteries don’t last for ever.
direction, time of arrival