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    Re: Was: Silicon Sea: Leg 70 - now Calculators
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 2001 Apr 24, 7:55 AM

    On 23 Apr 2001, at 21:38, Sam Chan wrote:
    
    > Dan,
    >
    > I have an HP48SX. I bought that about a year before they announced the
    > HP48GX. I have attempted to develop my own programs for SR with the HP. Then I
    > realized that I was spending more time learning about programming the HP then
    > about navigation.
    
    Very true, I have an HP48GX, still haven't learned to program it. I use the
    HP32SII, which are very easy to program but only has 384 bytes of memory.
    
    > Like I said before, I like HP calculators. So I would feel real bad if I
    > trashed an HP. Some how, I don't get the same feeling if I trashed a Casio.
    
    Davy Jones has at least (5) five calculators that I have supplied. I finally
    learned NOT to carry them on deck.
    
    > Since the Casio fx-300 is not programmable, I develop cheat sheets for
    > formulas I need. I have one for SR to altitude/intercept, and sailings. I put
    > it on a 3x5 card and laminate it. If all else fails, I can fall back on the
    > basics.
    
    I like the programming part it, reduces my ENTRY errors. Just re-did my HP
    celestial calculator The only thing I have to do manually is the sextant
    correction, calculate the intercept distance, and plotting. I alway fill out
    a cheat sheet just as I did when I used H.O. 208 for sight reduction.
    
    Cheers
    -Dan-
    

       
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