*****SPAM***** Re: Loran C off the air
oe6pse at wirklich.priv.at
Fri Aug 13 11:54:53 CDT 2010
schrieb Richard O'Neill am 2010-08-13 16:15:
> Joseph Bento wrote:
>> the moss is supposed to grow thicker [...]
> / Make that the North side. Moss prefers low light levels[...]
> / Yes, I've seen moss completely surround a tree[...]
What I've learned is that at a tree the weather side - the direction
where wind is blowing from most of the time - is more moist and the
opposing side is dry. For a bonfire you'd collect the dry ones of course.
Additionally wind comes from the weather side, resulting in slightly
bent trees in exposed locations. You can easily see that in the growth
For moss, I think it was: moss likes wet, so you find it on the weather
Weather side is NW in our part of Europe, but this may be different in
other parts of the world. South of the equator it's presumably SW,
following the rules of Coriolis force.
One other method to find roughly south is to compare the time and the
direction towards sun. If you do not have a clock, you can estimate the
time by the height of the sun, time of year, your positions rough
latitude, and of course if its am or pm ;-)
>> I think I'd rather trust the pole star.
> /Me too./ :-)
I always like to have an idea to find a rough direction when celestial
navigation is not available, like with bad weather or in a forest.
Engineers motto: cheap, good, fast: choose any two
Patrick Strasser OE6PSE <oe6pse at wirklich priv at>
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