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Re: [TowerTalk] K7LXC and W1TTT

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] K7LXC and W1TTT
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Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 23:31:52 -0400
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> Quoting from Steve and David's posts:
>>     I was interested in the first comments on Vista -  albeit off topic.
>> It's
>> now time to take that discussion somewhere more  appropriate and get back
>> to
>> talking about our erections. Thank you.
> I was thinking that maybe for my next big erection I could use a vista

You have to be careful in your planning. If this big erection is considered 
"premium content" Vista is designed to degrade premium content unless all 
devices in the path are HDCP compliant.

We know that all ham transmissions are required by regulation to be mundane, 
or unimportant enough to not use other means for the communication so that 
pretty much lets us off the hook for DRM of the content unless said content 
is digital, but again unless the format is propritary we should be OK.

OTOH is the antenna considered "premium"? Will the 4 square make you "top 
dog" in the contest. Then Vista might consider the antenna premium content, 
but if it does, will it degrade the performance of the antenna or just the 
dimensions.  With music and video it just degrades the output, so like the 
image it may give you the dimensions to the nearest inch instead of the 
nearest thousandth. Of course if the antenna design is considered some one's 
intellectual property, it may refuse to give any dimensions at all.

As to the Owl and true North, it should just degrade the precision, but how 
much.  It may degrade a precision Owl capable of measuring true north to the 
nearest minute all the way down to the nearest degree thus making the 
precision Owl no better than the cheap plastic ones.

But, you pays your money and takes your choice...and chances.  Even antennas 
are a group of compromises.

> powered gps surveying system to align the new 80m 4-square towers to due
> north in case the plastic owl has blown off course and its cloudy.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2 


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