How to Make the Most of a GPS Jammer
Since the proliferation of GPS tracking services, civilians have sought out GPS jammer devices to ensure their privacy in a GPS tracked world. Unfortunately, most civilians lack the technical skills to build their own device, which involves far more than simple radio interference. This article will provide you with the necessary knowledge to make the most of a GPS jammer. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Blocking GPS signals
A GPS signal jammer can be a useful tool to protect your personal location. It can interfere with GPS signals with a power level higher than the GPS device’s, thus blocking all communications. Generally, the GPS jammer is a metal box with multiple visible antennas and wiring to supply power to it. It also has a remote control that allows you to choose its functions. Some GPS devices have anti-jamming technology and can detect if a signal from a GPS jammer has been blocked.
Detecting a GPS jammer
Detecting a GPS jammer can be difficult, but there are some simple techniques you can use. First, you should understand the capabilities of your navigation system and GPS tracking device. Monitoring trends in non-reporting units (NRU) will help you identify potential issues with GPS trackers installed in your vehicles. By monitoring the signals sent by NRUs, you can also spot weaknesses in your network. Once you have the information you need to prevent a jamming attack, you can take steps to secure your network and safeguard your assets.
Applications of a GPS jammer
There are numerous applications of a GPS jammer, from blocking the use of satellite navigation in airports to reducing the range of cellphone coverage in urban canyons. Depending on the model of jammer used, the range of the jammer can reach several hundred meters at street level. Moreover, jammers can disrupt GPS signals up to several kilometres away, which makes them an important tool in preventing theft of GPS data.
Legality of GPS jamming
Several countries have banned the marketing, manufacturing, and use of GPS jamming devices. These devices are illegal in the United States, Canada, and some other countries. The FCC enforces this law by issuing fines of $100,000 or more. Additionally, jamming equipment must be purchased from authorized federal government users. Selling GPS jammers is also against federal law. If caught, jamming equipment can be confiscated or even confiscated from the owner. The same legal issues apply to importing jamming devices into other countries.
Dangers of GPS jamming
The dangers of GPS jamming are numerous. While GPS satellites are unaffected by the interference, the signals they produce are prone to disruption. It is therefore illegal to use GPS jammers, which are produced in large quantities in China and other countries. However, they are becoming a serious problem for GPS users, especially as 5G systems move into GPS frequencies. In an article for Ars Technica, Sean Gallegher outlines the dangers of GPS jamming.