[Gta04-owner] Further 3.17 kernel development for GTA04

Folken folken at kabelsalat.ch
Wed Nov 5 12:06:48 CET 2014


On Mon, Nov 03, 2014 at 07:00:42AM +0100, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> Hm. I am not happy that there is no rfkill. Well, someone commented that
> GPS is not a transmitter, but Linux provides the rfkill gps switch (and we have
> not introduced it). And, basically the antenna amplifier might transmit (if it runs
> out of control) so it is safer in an airplane situation to be able to turn off the
> LNA power explicitly. 

GPS recievers use an oscilliator. This oscilliator interferes with
nearby equipment. This is the reason why all the gps equipment installation
manuals say that there should be at least 30cm between gps recievers.  
So IMO an rfkill should be favoured. 

 - Folken
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