[TowerTalk] And now for something completely different (True North)

Bill Turner dezrat at copper.net
Mon Aug 28 10:17:34 EDT 2006


On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 08:51:50 -0500, "Keith Dutson"
<kdutson at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

>No.  It is virtually useless to align an antenna on a tower, unless you like
>climbing at night.
>73, Keith NM5G

------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------

1. At night, stand at the base of the tower.
2. Find the north star.
3. Locate a landmark directly under the north star.
4. In the daytime, align the antenna to the landmark.

Keep in mind that the north star is not at the exact polar point, so
it can be off true by up to about one degree depending on the time of

Bill, W6WRT

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