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[TowerTalk] Figuring Noon

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Figuring Noon
From: (Hawkins, Bill)
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 07:22:27 -0500
It seems that some folks beams are a lot better than mine
and they must have an extremely narrow pattern, but a compass
is good enough for my KT-34A.

At 09:44 PM 7/2/97 -0400, you wrote:
>You know ... I get confused with this obsession with absolute precision
>in pointing antennas with a 10-50 degree wide (-3dB) main lobe. What am I
>missing, other than the fun of calculating, calibrating, recalculating,
>recalibrating ... and so on? 
>I kinda figure that you're going to rock the beam back and forth to get
>the best signal from "the new one", no matter what the direction.
>Why not compute the great circle path to WWV from your location, aim your
>antenna in the general direction,  rock the beam back and forth for
>maximum signal, and calibrate to that?
>We digging in the pepper again?
>Rick, WB3EXR
>On Wed, 2 Jul 1997 13:22:40 -0400 (Ron St.
>Laurent) writes:
>>Another way to figure Noon with the sunrise/sunset times
>>is to use an Excel spreadsheet.  First do the sh/sun w
>>on the DX Cluster to get rise/set times as stated in a 
>>previous thread.  I'll use today's sunrise and sunset 
>>for W land which is 1016Z and 0134Z.  Of course sunrise 
>>is in today's date and sunset will be in tomorrow's date.
>Wide kerf from using a chain saw to cut the rest of this wonderful
>explaination away.
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