Loran C off the air
tacos at fetrow.org
Thu Aug 12 00:55:24 CDT 2010
But, WWV... doesn't give you enough directions.
Waaa, Wbbb, and Wccc MIGHT, but not like GPS or LORAN-C.
On Aug 12, 2010, at 12:14 AM, Joseph Bento wrote:
> On Aug 11, 2010, at 9:32 PM, Chip Fetrow wrote:
>> Frankly, shutting down WWV, WWVL, WWVB would not be nearly the
>> problem of shutting down LORAN-C.
>> LORAN-C was both timing and location. WWV... is just TIME.
>> Frankly, it is useless for timing, since you don't really know the
>> delays until MUCH later when they publish the atmospheric delays.
>> WWV... doesn't give you any idea of where you are located.
> And to think many moons ago, people would triangulate using a
> specialized AM BCB radio receiver. Coordinates were known for the
> towers, so I believe if you took a bearing on at least two stations,
> you'd have a nice "X" where you apparently are.
> How many people know their magnetic declination at their home QTH to
> determine true north? Orienteering was fun, and perhaps a bit more
> challenging than Geocaching.
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