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    Re: Consistency v Accuracy in celestial navigation
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2003 Dec 30, 17:35 -0500

    On Tue, 30 Dec 2003 09:15:13 -0500, John Kabel wrote:
    >In a nutshell, three terms have been reduced to two, which makes for better
    >understanding.  I run into this all the time while teaching GPS.  GPS is
    >relatively more accurate than LORAN-C, but its precision is far worse,
    >LORAN being a fixed system while GPS is dynamic.
    SInce SA was turned off, my consumer-grade GPS receivers have absolute
    accuracy exceeding the precision of Loran C. I know this is off-topic,
    but I want to correct a misperception, perhaps based on SA behavior.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                                              
                          Opinionated old geezer
     "It is, of course, quite true that no great amount of skill is required to 
    navigate a ship most of the time, and
    on those less frequent occasions when a higher level of competence is 
    desirable luck may suffice. If that runs out there is always insurance..." 
    __The late Captain Richard Cahill

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