[TowerTalk] north

Don w7wll at arrl.net
Thu Dec 25 15:53:07 EST 2014

Dang! Don't 'cha you just love what science brings to our everyday table. 
Sixty years of hamming and I never knew my old eyeballing of my yagi's were 
so imprecise, ashamed! Must be way I couldn't break some of the east coast 
curtain pileups from time to time.

I will start paying attention to the walkers and their dogs down in the 
village. Suspect I will have to be fast though if I want to get a good 
bearing from a local dog (I have a cat but think they are more direction 
aligned to the direction of the kitty litter box). Perhaps someone has some 
information on that.  Hope the ladies don't think I'm bit daft sneaking up 
behind their pooches.

Will try the solar noon trick when we see some sun next Spring.

What a great site for information.

Hope Santa brought what you all wanted.


-----Original Message----- 
From: RMorris
Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2014 10:47 AM
Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] north

On Dec 25, 2014, at 1:39 AM, Spencer wrote:

> In the northern hemisphere,  the shadow of a vertical object at solar noon 
> will point north.
> Spencer W1GAK

Since about every subject  comes around twice a year, I'll repeat the north 
finding method reported six months ago, without cell phones, stars, and 





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