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Thread: How to Stop cellular phones ?
picon face BY : Peter L. Peres email (remove spam text)

On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Mike Harrison wrote:

> >Really, I think that people should realize that talking on a cellular in a
> >car full of electronics while driving is a pretty bad idea. Think of the
> >interdiction to do that in a plane and you'll know why.
> This is not entirely due to interference issues - using a cellphone at
> high altitude can screw up the network as transmissions can be
> received at much longer ranges than on the ground, disrupting the
> segregation of the cellular system. I suspect it's illegal to use
> phone in any aircraft, including gliders and balloons for this reason.

Actually GA seems to use cellular phones in small aircraft in the USA,
from what I see on USENET. It also looks like a valuable emergency gear.
(Hello ? Fire station ? I'm in the aircraft diving above you, can you
please come extinguish it in the next field to the East ?).



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