Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: The End of Celestial Navigation??
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2008 Jan 2, 15:23 -0500

    On Jan 2, 2008, at 2:07 PM, Lu Abel wrote:
    
    >
    >
    >
    > Greg R. wrote:
    >> --- frankreed{at}HistoricalAtlas.net wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> What do you think he's talking about?
    >>>
    >>
    >> Obviously someone who hasn't had a major electrical/electronics
    >> failure
    >> while out on the open ocean...  ;-)
    >>
    > Would that include my quartz crystal controlled watch?
    >
    > I truly believe in the adage that a good navigator has two or more
    > sources of positional information available.   And only a fool
    > would go
    > offshore with a single GPS set, even if it were integrated into the
    > fanciest electronic charting system.
    >
    > But I can't figure out why the "can't trust electronics, gotta use
    > celestial" crowd seems perfectly happy with electronic chronometers
    > (synchronized, of course, by listening to WWV or BBC), and perhaps
    > even
    > reducing their sights using a calculator.   Those electronics are
    > subject to exactly the same failure modes as GPS sets.
    
    The answer leads us back to the subject: lunars.  Of course you have
    to trust the Nautical Almanac, but....
    
    Fred Hebard
    
    
    --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~
    To post to this group, send email to NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, send email to NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com
    -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---
    
    

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site