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Re: SEC: UNCLASSIFIED - RE: Compass corrections (Sun & surveyors)



Seems line *adjusting* the stake (espically *after* you have pounded it into
the ground) would be fairly hard.  How about, pound a stake into the ground
around noon. Mark the tip of the shadow with a stone. Wait 15 min. Mark the
tip of the shadow with another stone. THEN you have your East West line.

Richard Amirault                       N1JDU              Boston, MA, USA
ramirault@erols.com         "Go Fly A Kite"
http:// www.erols.com/ramirault
-----Original Message-----
From: David Querbach <querbach@realtime.bc.ca>
To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Date: Friday, March 03, 2000 12:10 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SEC: UNCLASSIFIED - RE: Compass corrections (Sun &
surveyors)


>1.  Drive a stake into the ground at around noon (not at all critical).
>2.  Adjust the stake angle to eliminate any shadow.
>3.  Wait 15-30 minutes.  The shadow will point EXACTLY east.
>
>This is an old trick from the Boy Scout Handbook, circa 1969.
>
>Regards,


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