[TowerTalk] Direction Finding
Sun, 12 Mar 2000 15:26:08 -0500
The time of local noon is also provided on the Web by the US Naval
At a time exactly halfway between official sunrise and official sunset,
a shadow will point true north.
Doc / N9AM
----- Original Message -----
From: Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Direction Finding
> At 12:58 PM 3/12/00 -0700, Stu Greene wrote:
> >This subject comes up time and time again. We're going to get bombed
> >shadow theories, but what's wrong with using the North Star (Polaris)
> >northern reference? It doesn't move more than a degree off true
> >is visible in most of the Northern Hemisphere.
> Sure, but it's equally true (and somewhat easier) to calculate the
> that is exactly halfway between local sunrise and local sunset (from
> newspaper), and look at the shadow of your tower -- it will point true
> north at that time.
> Thanks to W3LPL for my first introduction to this one.
> 73, Pete Smith N4ZR
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