Topband: Beverage Antenna Direction
n2ic at arrl.net
Thu Feb 9 16:01:10 EST 2006
Phil Clements wrote:
> Trying to obtain the direction my Beverage is pointed; I went out at
> high-noon and laid a large protractor on the ground where the shadow of the
> Beverage wire crossed the shadow of the post holding the wire. Is this not
> the angle between true North and the Beverage wire? Is there a more accurate
> way to measure without expensive equipment? Am I totally out in left field
> on this?
High noon may not get you to true north - and, in fact, can be off quite
a bit. Without going into lots of theory about your longitude vs. the
time zone longitude, and the equation of time, a better way is the take
your sunrise and sunset times, and determine the time that is half-way
between them. Go out at that time and mark the shadow.
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