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## [TowerTalk] Re: [CQ-Contest] Magnetic Declination (fwd)

 To: [TowerTalk] Re: [CQ-Contest] Magnetic Declination (fwd) donovanf@sgate.com (Frank Donovan) Tue, 1 Jul 1997 22:29:46 -0400 (EDT)
 Ugh, about one microsecond after I hit the send key I realized the foolish flaw in my logic in my previous message! I hate it when this happens... Of course, it's summer, and the Sun's shadow will point south in 8P (latitude 11 degrees North) at high noon! Thinking this way is just a natural handicap from living in the mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere! Reminds me of the last time I was at the Equator, in the hills of Kenya, and it was quite cold and rainy! Gess its time to go on a vacation again in the Southern Hemisphere... 73 Frank W3LPL donovanf@sgate.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- To: Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 22:04:13 -0400 (EDT) From: Frank Donovan To: "Peter L. Huber" , towertalk@contesting.com Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: [CQ-Contest] Magnetic Declination Hi Pete! Instead of fooling with magnetic headings, why not use the shadow cast by the tower at local noon? Its shadow will point true north at local noon! Now... How to determine local noon? Just use the SH/SUN command in PacketCluster! SH/SUN 8P sez sunrise is 0938Z and sunset is 2225Z. Assuming these times are correct, local noon is midway between those times, if my math is right, local noon in 8P is at 1601Z. Just mark the tower's shadow at 1601Z and thats true north! I assume sunshine isn't a big problem in 8P... 73 Frank W3LPL donovanf@sgate.com -- FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm -- FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm
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