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Leap Second screwed up GPS?

We were talking in the office this morning about some people who launched some balloons on New Year's Eve, but had some real difficulties with the GPS coordinates. One of our guys speculated that it might have had something to do with the leap second, and sure enough, I see reports where GPS has had problems in the past when a leap second was added, even though it usually isn't added to the GPS time, only UTC.

I figured there might be enough hobbiests on here that might have been checking their GPS stuff and was curious if you all had heard anything.
Permalink Cory Foy 
January 3rd, 2006
It wouldn't be the first time it had happened:

http://www.leapsecond.com/notes/leapsec256.htm
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 3rd, 2006
Thanks Mat. That was one of the articules I came across, but couldn't find any reports of anyone having problems this time.
Permalink Cory Foy 
January 3rd, 2006
Oops, you found an error!