[TowerTalk] true north

Crawford, Victor crawford@torchlake.com
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 13:27:11 -0800

>There's a big archive from about a year ago, but the most astute suggestion
>I ever saw was from W3LPL, I think..  He suggested that you pick a sunny
>day, ascertain the local sunrise and sunset times from the paper or packet
>cluster, exactly split the difference, and at that precise time look at the
>shadow cast by your tower.  The bearing of the shadow will be true north.
>You can then select an appropriate reference point and NEVER have to go
>through this again.
>73,  Pete Smith N4ZR

Another easy way is to line your boom up with the North Star.


Vic, W1TYQ

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