DIFFERENTIAL GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM SERVICE DGPS RECAPITALISATION WORKS

DIFFERENTIAL GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM SERVICE DGPS RECAPITALISATION WORKS

Notices to Mariners

DIFFERENTIAL GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM SERVICE DGPS RECAPITALISATION WORKS

04 - 2013

Issue Date: 31 December 2012

Aid:

Area: DGPS

The General Lighthouse Authorities¹ (GLA) have commenced preparations for replacement and upgrading of the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) equipment for the United Kingdom and Ireland. This upgrading will allow differential corrections to be transmitted for future GNSS and additional signals from existing GNSS. There will be no changes to the broadcast parameters (frequency, range etc.). The upgraded service will remain unencrypted and therefore free to users with appropriate receivers.

 It is considered appropriate at this time to advise users of the engineering works to upgrade the existing DGPS equipment.

 The following DGPS broadcast stations will be upgraded between the months of February 2013 and August 2013.

England & Wales

Scotland

Ireland

Flamborough Head

Girdle Ness

Tory Island

Point Lynas

Stirling

Loop Head

North Foreland

Butt of Lewis

Mizen Head

St Catherine's

Sumburgh Head

 

Nash Point

 

 

Lizard

 

 

Wormleighton

 

 

 The programme of work has been designed to ensure no disruption of the service to users. Individual stations will be taken off air for periods during this programme. However, adjacent stations will not be off air at the same time, thereby allowing the overlapping coverage of the system to provide continued service within the coverage area.

 Broadcast station site specific works will be advised by use of a Radio Navigation Warning at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of works. Notification will also be broadcast by message 16 from adjacent DGPS stations.

By Order, Yvonne Shields Chief Executive.