You don't stand a chance with me here, totes.

*Please show the calculations that you performed that prove that the sun's gravitational potential should have a significant effect on GPS clocks.*Such calculations constitute classic material, obviously way beyond your primitive understanding of modern physics.

First, the gradient of the solar gravitational effects upon clocks on the surface of the earth is such that the clocks will speed up and slow down in precisely the correct way to retain the appropriate up-wind and down-wind clock biases. Thus, the clocks must be biased or else the solar gravitational effects would become apparent.

Second, as Charles Hill has shown, clocks on the earth clearly vary their rate as

the speed of the earth around the sun varies. Earth clocks run slower when the earth’s

speed increases and the earth’s distance from the sun is decreased near perihelion. The

earth’s clocks run faster near aphelion. This variation must be counteracted via an ether

drift effect else it could be detected in GPS and VLBI experiments.

http://ivanik3.narod.ru/GPS/Hatch/EtherDrift.pdfHowever, upon further reflection, it became

apparent that one significant complication with respect to

the two frames was not dealt with. Specifically, GPS was

compared in the two frames assuming that the earth’s

orbital velocity was constant.

What is the significance of this interim conclusion? We

have shown that, assuming the speed of light is isotropic

in the sun’s frame, the velocity of clocks on the spinning

earth will cause them to be biased by just the amount

needed to make it appear as if the speed of light is

actually isotropic on the earth.

However, the true believer in

SRT can argue that this is simply a coincidence and that it

is still the magic of SRT which automatically causes the

speed of light to be isotropic on the earth. There is no way

to refute his argument in this simplified case where we

have assumed that the direction of the orbital velocity

vector is constant. But, when the change in the orbital

velocity direction is allowed, we get an astonishing result.

By contrast, if SRT/GRT is

correct, we would expect that the clocks on earth and in

the GPS system would require an adjustment for the

effect of the sun’s differential gravitational potential.

Since clocks on earth and in the GPS system function

properly by ignoring the effect of the sun’s gravitational

potential, we must conclude that SRT/GRT is wrong.

http://file.scirp.org/pdf/JMP20120800006_80885197.pdf (pg. 718-720, 744)

Another observation that also clearly conflicts with the

constancy and isotropy of the velocity of light was discovered

during the implementation and calibration of

set-ups for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI)

radio astronomy observations. The resolution of optical

and radio astronomy observations can be improved by

orders of magnitude by analyzing the data recorded in

different observatories over the earth surface using interferometric

methods. The condition is that these data be

synchronous. The method consists in superposing coherently

the data recorded in different observatories with the

help of computers taking into account the instantaneous

position of the antennas etc. For the (VLBI) radio astronomy

observations clock synchronization at intercontinental

distances via the GPS achieve 0.1 ns. Nevertheless,

on testing the so synchronized clocks by confronting

them with the arrival of the wave fronts from distant

pulsars, which according to the TR may be synchronous,

it was observed that the pulsar signal reaches the foregoing

side of Earth 4.2 μs before the rear side along the

orbital motion of Earth. This discrepancy exceeds

the time resolution by more than four orders of magnitude.

Nevertheless along the transverse direction the arrival

of the pulsar signal was synchronous. This apparent

discrepancy in the GPS clock synchronization is again

raising very hot debates about the nature of space. Some

people speak of scandalous clocks that are biased

along the Earth’s orbital motion, others see in these

facts definitive prove that the velocity of light along different

directions within the solar system is not the same.

Many people believe that GR accounts for all the observed

effects caused by gravitational fields. However, in

reality GR is unable to explain an increasing number of

clear observational facts, several of them discovered recently

with the help of the GPS. For instance, GR

predicts the gravitational time dilation and the slowing of

the rate of clocks by the gravitational potential of Earth,

of the Sun, of the galaxy etc. Due to the gravitational

time dilation of the solar gravitational potential, clocks in

the GPS satellites having their orbital plane nearly parallel

to the Earth-Sun axis should undergo a 12 hour period

harmonic variation in their rate so that the difference

between the delay accumulated along the half of the orbit

closest to the Sun amounts up to about 24 ns in the time

display, which would be recovered along the half of the

orbit farthest from the Sun.

**Such an oscillation exceeds**

the resolution of the measurements by more than two

orders of magnitude and, if present, would be very easily

observed. Nevertheless, contradicting the predictions of

GR, no sign of such oscillation is observed. This is the

well known and so long unsolved non-midnight problem.

In fact observations show that the rate of the

atomic clocks on Earth and in the 24 GPS satellites is

ruled by only and exclusively the Earth’s gravitational

field

**and that effects of the solar gravitational potential**

are completely absent. Surprisingly and happily the GPS

works better than expected from the TR.

Obviously the gravitational

slowing of the atomic clocks on Earth cannot be due to

relative velocity because these clocks rest with respect to

the laboratory observer. What is immediately disturbing

here is that two completely distinct physical causes produce

identical effects, which by it alone is highly suspicious.

GR gives only a geometrical interpretation to the

gravitational time dilation. However, if motions cause

time dilation, why then does the orbital motion of Earth

suppress the time dilation caused by the solar gravitational

potential on the earthbased and GPS clocks? Absurdly

in one case motion causes time dilation and in the

other case it suppresses it. This contradiction lets evident

that what causes the gravitational time dilation is not the

gravitational potential and that moreover this time dilation

cannot be caused by a scalar quantity. If the time dilation

shown by the atomic clocks within the earthbased

laboratories is not due to the gravitational potential and

cannot be due to relative velocity too then it is necessarily

due to some other cause. This impasse once more

puts in check the central idea of the TR, according to

which the relative velocity with respect to the observer is

the physical parameter that rules the effects of motions.

The above facts show that the parameter that rules the

effects of motions is not relative velocity but a velocity

of a more fundamental nature.

See also

http://www.hrpub.org/download/20150510/UJPA2-18403649.pdf (pg. 147)

*Keep in mind this orbital Sagnac effect is only predicted "when a sun centered frame is used".*I do not know how to make it simpler for you.

"The term “Sagnac effect” is part of the vocabulary of only the observer in the rotating reference frame. The corresponding correction applied by the inertial observer might be called a “velocity correction.” While the interpretation of the correction is different in the two frames,

**the numerical value is the same in either frame.**"

https://web.archive.org/web/20130218082359/http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/ptti/ptti2006/paper28.pdf