The invention of the GPS radio and its significance

GPS radio dates back from 1995. The new invention uses satellites in measurements of atmospheric conditions of a place as well as communication gadgets. Weather forecasting is one phenomenon, which has great significance in many sectors of our daily lives. The concept of GPS radio is the use of a satellite places at a lower altitude from the main GPS satellite at a higher altitude. It considers the different in lapse rate in different layers of the atmosphere leading to refraction but still, the information is timely and accurate.

 Where is GPS radio significant?

  • Aviation industry

The safe landing and taking off planes is determined on weather condition of the places. The GPS radio with the GPS experts is able to calculate humidity and visibility levels to help pilots navigate through the safe paths in the air. Remember, the volcanic eruptions that affected Amsterdam in the recent year, if weather experts did not alert aviators on time, we could be talking about Titanic of the 20th century. Pilots need to know the wind speed and intensity, humidity and atmospheric pressure, precipitation levels and further cloud cover in areas of their travel to make them form an informed decision on safe landing and taking off strategies.

  • Research by climate changes experts

Climate change is a global challenge. Various international meetings and conferences have taken place to mitigate the rising climate changes due to industrialization and global warming. This information helps us to make a prediction on different climate changes to allow timely actions before they reach catastrophic levels. Tornadoes, heat waves, flash floods, windstorms among other climatic disturbances when foreseen and mitigation measures put in place, it curbs death and loss of property.

  • Planning farmer’s calendar

Agriculture entirely depends on correct weather condition of a place right from planting, germination, sprouting, growth and finally harvesting. If a farmer does not plant during the right weather condition, he will experience losses.  Temperature and rainfall are the major weather elements significant for a farmer’s calendar.

  • Gets the right fishing grounds

The lifestyle of aquatic life –brooding, hatching, and settlement is highly dependent on the weather condition of a place since it affects the temperature of the seawaters. When the temperature is high, they move slower to the sea level, hence fishermen use the right fishing methods to catch them. Conversely, when the temperature is low, they move to deeper waters since the seabed is warmer. An angler needs deep fishing methods to get his daily bread.

  • Organization of daily life activities

Our daily undertakings from clothing, footwear to movement needs prior knowledge of the weather condition to determine the right clothes to wear which suits the weather of the day; like jackets and helmets when you are out riding your bike: Motorbike helmet reviews here. A cyclist who plans a road trip miles away needs to understand the weather safety of the area of the visit.

GPS radio system has a great impact in the communication industry. The invention of networks used in phone technology is because of massive investment in navigation and network systems.


Visit Bulgaria on Whidbey

Saturday – December 7th 

Experience Bulgaria on Whidbey Island


 Northwest Language Academy & Cultural Center

5023 Langley Rd, Langley, WA 98260

2:00pm-5:00pm – Secrets of Bulgaria Cooking Class 

5:30pm-9:00pm – Bulgarian Dinner and Performance

Attend one or both – Registration required


Bulgaria’s cultural identity enjoys a broad scope. Bulgarian folk costumes can be seen during Bulgaria’s holidays and festivals. Bulgarian traditional foods exhibit influences from neighboring regions and the 500 years of Ottoman reign in the region – enjoy them through the year and on special occasions, such Christmas, Easter and social celebrations.
The Bulgarian Voices of Seattle choir, directed by Mary Sherhart will be performing after the dinner. The group, with its lush choral arrangements and dissonant, haunting call-and-response, provides a musical bridge to its members’ traditions and cultural past, not only singing together, but teaching and sharing customs and holiday rituals with the community and with one another.  The choir will be joined by traditional Bulgarian musician and dancers. NWLA is pleased to be working with the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle on this event. Seating is limited; reservation recommended.
imagesBulgaria has existed since the 7th century and existed as an empire for seven centuries, until it came under Ottoman rule for 500 years. It regained its independence and embraced communism after WWII. Today it is a parliamentary democracy and a part of the European Union.
Old_Bulgarian_alphabetBulgarian is a Slavic language, with differences such as suffixed indefinite articles and an absence of verb infinitives. The Cyrillic alphabet, which was developed in Bulgaria during the 10th century, became the third official alphabet of the European Union after Bulgaria’s accession.
Saturday December 7th ~ MOI KOLEDA Language of Food Bulgaria

Secrets of Bulgaria Cooking Class: 2:00pm-5:00pm ($35)

Dinner and Performance: 5:30pm-9:00pm ($65)

Northwest Language Academy & Cultural Center

5023 Langley Rd, Langley, WA 98260


Registration required – Bring a family member or friend

Whidbey AIR logo 20130513 180x124WhidbeyAIR has been invited to partake in this event – and been granted the opportunity to record it.   Thanks to the Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center the invitation and permission to record – we happily accept.

Airing of the event will take place 2 weeks following the event.  We’ll keep you posted when it goes on air.

A Visit to Ethiopia


Recorded at NWLA by WhidbeyAIR in Summer of 2014