[TowerTalk] Beam headings
Mon, 20 Mar 2000 08:30:15 -0500
Some of us are night-blind, so antenna work, let alone
tower climbing would be somewhat hazardous. Finding 'true
noon' and lining up shadows is very very easy.
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> Why do we insist in NOT using the North Star to determine true North?
> It is so easy - no calculations, no allowing for how far we are from
> the edge of the time zone we are in, no magnetic deviation. Just look
> and there she is.
> And, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, why not the Southern Cross?
> Besides, you may find, as I have, that a lot of antenna work is much
> easier done after dark. No bright sun to get you overheated and get
> in you eyes. The moon provides sufficient light unless you cannot
> wait for the moon to be out.
> Inquiring minds want to know.
> de Paul
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