Loran C off the air

Joseph Bento joseph at kirtland.com
Thu Aug 12 16:55:48 CDT 2010

On Aug 12, 2010, at 2:13 PM, Philip Miller Tate wrote:

>> How many people know their magnetic declination at their home QTH to determine true north?
> >> Not a clue, but I know where the pole star is, and which side the moss grows on trees.

Yeah, the moss is supposed to grow thicker on the South side of the tree (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway), but this is not always true.   I think I'd rather trust the pole star.  Locate the Big Dipper and the two stars opposite the handle are your pointers.  It's getting harder to find in the bright lights of the city, however.

The only Southern Hemisphere constellation I'm familiar with is the Southern Cross.  Can it be used for guidance?


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