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Subject: [TowerTalk] And now for something completely different (True North)- was Re: Mast -- Drill or not?
From: Robert Chudek - KØRC <>
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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 22:03:03 -0500
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HEY!!! Did I hear someone asking how to determine "True North"?!?!?!?!?  It was 
kinda hard to hear over the S-9 Hoot Owl thread and +20 dB generator noise 
right now... :-)

As everyone knows, there's been enough threads regarding finding "True North" 
to weave a fine pair of socks... But that aside, you can use Goggle Earth to 
determine "that direction" using their tool to zoom into any location in 
question. The map defaults to N/S orientation.

I verified my antenna alignment by picking a known object a half mile away from 
my tower. In my case it happens to be the east side of a church down the road. 
Not all areas on earth have been mapped with high resolution yet, so this 
technique might not work for everyone.

Credit goes to my late father who taught me this "lining up" technique when we 
were fishing on Mille Lacs Lake (about 27 miles across) locating specific 
fishing spots. This in the 1950's, way before GPS.

73 de Bob - K0RC in MN

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Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 09:01:21 -0700
From: "Michael" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mast -- Drill or not?
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Try the above link to work out your Declination, there is a link on the
site to a calculator.  I doubt you would be as much as 30 degrees off
true north, I am 18 degrees here by SFO.

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