[TowerTalk] true north

Dick Merryman dicko@wormhole.com
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 20:05:26 -0500

Or, as I do, simply point the rear of the beam due south!

----- Original Message -----
From: Crawford, Victor <crawford@torchlake.com>
To: Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com>
Cc: <towertalk@contesting.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 1998 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] true north

>>There's a big archive from about a year ago, but the most astute
>>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
>>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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