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Europe Announces Plans to Permit Gadget Use During Flight

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November 14, 2013 11:54:51 PM

How hard is it to dedicate a unique band for aircraft communications only?
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November 15, 2013 12:05:50 AM

The concern was intermodulation, which can occur when two signals of different frequencies are combined in a circuit that is not completely linear, I.e. has some distortion. This causes new frequencies to be generated which could interfere with communication or navigation. Experience and testing apparently showed that it was not a problem.
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November 15, 2013 2:10:23 AM

With dozens of people using phones, mp3 players and other devices during take off and landings (most people just say OK when asked to turn them off, wait for the attendant to move on and then go straight back to doing what they were doing) this all seems like a silly argument as they has been no evidence at all of anything actually effecting anything to do with the control of the aircraft.
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November 15, 2013 7:46:37 AM

Ha ha, Ryanair... will charge you 20 bucks for taking your cell on board, 10 more for turning it on...
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