Loran C off the air
Robert E. Seastrom
rs at seastrom.com
Thu Aug 12 09:07:50 CDT 2010
10 degrees 34 minutes for both you and me. Your age is showing. :)
Chip Fetrow <tacos at fetrow.org> writes:
> Nine degrees.
> 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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