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Does Coast Guard DGPS Still Work?
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Posted 2/6/2019 07:05 (#7300445 - in reply to #7300227)
Subject: RE: Does Coast Guard DGPS Still Work?

Southern Minnesota Between Freeborn & Wells
cows-n-crops - 2/5/2019 23:57

Thinking back on my first Light bar (AgLeader 1500 I think) powered by a PF3000 with a PF3050(I think) attached to the back of it. Can't remember the AgLeader receiver number.

This set up could run off of the coast guard signals and I was lucky enough to pull off of one around Kansas City and another one around St. Louis. Storms would roll in from the west and I'd lose the KC signal, but the St. Louis one would take over (or at least that's what I was told). The beauty of this set up was that it was pretty accurate and no subscription fees.

Reading all the talk of unlocks and fees, along with pricing some GPS stuff myself, got me to wondering if the Coast Guard signals still work?

That was the way my first systems worked as well. I think it was referred to as "Beacon". Then WAAS became available and the we forgot about the idea. One advantage at the time was the "free" part since no subscription was required. Beacon required being somewhat close to the station but that varied considerably Since WAAS is available pretty well all over the U.S> and is also free, it has become the entry level correction source.
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