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Re: [TowerTalk] And now for something completelydifferent(TrueNorth)

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] And now for something completelydifferent(TrueNorth)
From: "W7CE" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 18:46:01 -0700
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> Another good reason to use zip code calculator furnished by the 
> government,
> see my previous posts. I cannot understand why people come up with so many
> complicated ways of doing something so simple.
> Mike

I've been using a simple method for years.  I read the legal description of 
my property.  Based on that I have a very accurate bearing for each of my 
property lines.  My house is quite accurately lined up with the property 
lines, so I can use my roof as my reference.  I've checked the accuracy of 
this approach by listening to 1296 MHz beacons reflecting off of Mt. 
Rainier, which is located 103 degrees from my QTH, and adjusting for maximum 
signal strength.  My beam heading accuracy appears to only be limited by the 
accuracy of my rotator control head.

It's not real high tech (although I did use a GPS to get my lat/lon), but it 
works and is easy.

Clay  W7CE


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