AMEN....we just gotta keep picking the "fly shit outa the pepper" !!
> From: Hawkins, Bill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Figuring Noon
> Date: Thursday, July 03, 1997 5:22 AM
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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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