Manufacturers Of Tracking Devices Are Trying To Avoid Jamming
The story about Chronos Sentinel Project in UK is spreading on the internet like a fire in the wood storage. People discuss the matter and during those hot debates there are those who agree with the GPS jammers and those who don’t, and it is natural and quite normal. But the governments of different countries are making some steps to deal with the situation.
For example, FCC tries to discover the ways of how different signal jammers can be used in a controllable way to give citizens the ability to block annoying mobile phone calls with the help of cell phone jammers but in case of emergency let 911 calls to be made in time. It was really a surprise for me that FCC has undertaken that attempt and I hope it will succeed because despite it is only the beginning but it is quite promising one as for me.
But there is an oppositely other situation with the manufacturers of tracking devices. They have definitely read about GPS jammers’ usage on the internet too and decided to outsmart GPS jammers and create some new types of tracking devices. Here is the example of how they do it.
The company called Septentrio has a receiver called AsteRx3 designed in such way that it can work with all satellites which are currently orbiting the planet, including GPS L1, L2, L5 bands, Galileo E5, E5a, E5b and GLONASS. From the company’s point of view it is really cool to use such chips in location trackers because in case GPS suddenly stops its work the tracker will still be operational using other satellites. Those advantages are also great for any navigator user without doubts.
But if you are tracked by the tracking device hidden under your car, that chip might become a problem. Or is it? While they might think it will, I can say you that it won’t. And you know why? Because Galileo E5, E5a and E5b bands are using frequencies of GPS L2 and L5 bands in their work. So you can easily block the signal of the Septentrio AsteRx3 tracking chip and prevent GPS, Galileo and GLONASS from tracking your location by means of modern tracking devices.
Are you happy to know that you are able to defend your privacy even from the modern trackers? Tell me what you think in the comments below!