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    Re: Digital Sextant
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Apr 2, 11:31 -0500

    If you retain the traditional sextant structure, the micrometer wheel can have 
    its own encoder. An encoder for the arc and one for the
    wheel combine to send enough bits, without stretching encoder technology.
    I don't think technology is the issue. Where is the market? Don't most people 
    use sextants either because they enjoy it or they don't
    trust electronics?
    On Tue, 2 Apr 2002 08:41:30 -0500, Vic Fraenckel wrote:
    >The encoder resolves 360
    >degrees into 4096 counts. While this does NOT come close to what would be
    >needed to make the Digital Sextant, it is a device I am familiar with. There
    >exists encoders that have even higher resolution.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    "Religious wisdom is to wisdom as military music is to music."
    "What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?"  --  W. C Fields

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