[TowerTalk] FW: Finding True North Using the Moon
aa6eg at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 28 11:57:21 EDT 2006
I traced the originator of The true north query, back to Bruce, WA3AFS....
Found his Address via qrz.com, of 260 New Salem South Road, Voorheesville
Assuming that is his tower location, Alignment can be determined in about 20
by bringing up the address on Google Maps.
I captured the Google map code for the map and pasted here. Click on:
If his QTH was in sectionalized land, (Townships, Sections, Quarter
Sections, Baseline Road, etc) N/S would be obvious and easy, as major
streets often run True North and South and East - West. But no........ it
will take an additonal 20 seconds or so.....
I tried using the photo in Bruce's QRZ listing, to pinpoint the tower on
Google photo, but for his location, the Google photo is not high
resolution. So, simply locate the tower with the Google Map function and
drag the tower location on the map to the edge of the google map frame
which runs true north and south, and walk your eye up (or down) the map
until it intersects with an identifiable ground feature that you can see
from the tower. Eyeball align the boom to that feature and you will
probably be within a degree of true north.
73, DX, de Pat AA6EG aa6eg at hotmail.com;
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