True North in one sentence

k4sb at k4sb at
Fri Nov 1 11:51:23 EST 1996

No, that isn't so unless you live exactly on a longitude which seperates
2 time zones, or if you live exactly on the spot where the data is 
referenced, which is unlikely because most of it is referenced to an 
airport, with exceptions.. You must adjust your Local Apparent Noon by 
adding the degrees and seconds to the longitude and coming up with your
true noon time. Obviously, shadows in Savannah, GA pointing due north do
not coincide with those in Atlanta.

Good idea though, however I fail to understand why everyone just doesn't
use the North Star. It's easy to see, and directly true north.

However, it all seems an exercise in futility since most beam heading are
derived using a Mercator projection, ( which is distorted ) and thereby
issue magnetic headings, which must be adjusted for East/West deviation.  

Name: ed sleight
E-mail: k4sb at
Date: 11/1/96
Time: 11:51:23 AM

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>From ct4nh at (CT4NH - Luis Sutil Teixeira)  Fri Nov  1 15:05:43 1996
From: ct4nh at (CT4NH - Luis Sutil Teixeira) (CT4NH - Luis Sutil Teixeira)
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 16:05:43 +0100
Subject: Kenwood TS 570D
Message-ID: <199611011603.QAA29663 at>

Someone has already tested this new one from Kenwood? Pse your opinions...
tnx de CT4NH
ct4nh at

>From k6pu at (Ken Anderson)  Fri Nov  1 16:28:44 1996
From: k6pu at (Ken Anderson) (Ken Anderson)
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 08:28:44 -0800
Subject: CQP
Message-ID: <01BBC7CE.B689DFA0 at default>

CQP is always the first full weekend of October.  That would make it 4-5 Oct. 1997.

Ken, K6PU
k6pu at

From: 	Doug Smith[SMTP:desmith at Telalink.Net]
Sent: 	Thursday, October 31, 1996 4:46 PM
To: 	cq-contest at
Subject: 	CQP 1997 dates?

Anyone out there who can tell me when the 1997 California QSO Party will be?

(we intend the Tennessee QSO Party to happen the previous weekend..)  What's
the standard formula? -- is it always the first full weekend of October?

73 Doug

>From mats.persson at (SM7PKK)  Fri Nov  1 15:39:38 1996
From: mats.persson at (SM7PKK) (SM7PKK)
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 1996 16:39:38 +0100
Subject: File formats from TR to ASCII conversion special format
Message-ID: <3.0b36.32.19961101163931.00706618 at>

Hi all,

Is there anyone who have a program to change the Bands to Frequency

aswell as Mode PH to SSB. I need to do this to get the logs into my normal=

logger. Also the date format need to be changed a bit. Somehow Month/Day and=

never seem to cooperate in this world of computers.

Ofcourse I can make a Basic program to fix it but maybe someone already

have done it.

73 de Mats SM7PKK


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>From sevar at (Severino Dal Grande)  Fri Nov  1 16:46:55 1996
From: sevar at (Severino Dal Grande) (Severino Dal Grande)
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 1996 17:46:55 +0100
Subject: Please qsl info
Message-ID: <327A297F.49D0 at>


tnx for messages qsl info, Dieter DF4RD,

please qsl manager CQWW


73,  Severino.
* Dal Grande Severino  *
* Arzignano (VI)Italia *
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>From 71111.260 at CompuServe.COM (Hans Brakob)  Fri Nov  1 16:58:41 1996
From: 71111.260 at CompuServe.COM (Hans Brakob) (Hans Brakob)
Date: 01 Nov 96 11:58:41 EST
Subject: True North in one sentence
Message-ID: <961101165840_71111.260_EHM50-1 at CompuServe.COM>

Bill Hider wrote:
> Your tower (or any other object on your property) will cast a shadow
> TRUE North at the time of day that is exactly half way between local
> sunrise and local sunset.

My friend VK3AQI refuses to believe me when I tell him that.  ;-)

73, de Hans, K0HB

  The ultimate Law:
     All general statements are false.

>From rvhoeft at (Hoeft, Roger V)  Fri Nov  1 16:57:15 1996
From: rvhoeft at (Hoeft, Roger V) (Hoeft, Roger V)
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 10:57:15 -0600
Subject: FTP site for NA cty files
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=INTERGRAPH%l=HQ1-961101165715Z-21960 at>


I bit-shredded (deleted) a mail message pertaining to the ftp site for
the new NA cty files.  I'm particularly interested in the cty files for
the SS this weekend.  If anyone knows the site, please forward it to me.

Thanks for the help.

Roger Hoeft
rvhoeft at

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