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> GPS Celebrates its 40th!, ...how things have changed
Xairbusdriver
post Jul 31 2017, 03:15 PM
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If you'd had a GPS receiver in your 1977 cell phone, you would have needed a small truck and a couple of people to use it!
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[The] original GPS receiver was six feet in height and had two seats where engineers sat monitoring and adjusting its signal input.
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source:MRO Network Chris Kjelgaard | Jul 21, 2017

Of course, you wouldn't have had much of a mobile phone network, either... The Motorola "Brick" didn't come along until 1983 (without GPS, of course). laughhard.gif


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post Aug 3 2017, 08:49 AM
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My older cousin's husband was in on the development of the GPS industry. He has some pretty good stories about this.
And there is one of those original Motorola things somewhere in our attic. Perhaps around 1988, a 'newer' model.
There is an old 'bag phone' somewhere here too which our oldest grandson decided to eviscerate.
Lots of old 'stuff' in our attic, we should get rid of. Though I did sell some of the very old Apple stuff to a collector in Arizona.
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