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    Re: FAQ Proposal
    From: Brooke Clarke
    Date: 2003 Oct 3, 20:52 -0700

    Hi Dan:
    I came to this list because of an interest in a number of areas that
    overlap Navigation.
    You'll see on my web page:
    http://www.pacificsites.com/~brooke/Nav.shtml  that the heading is
    "Navigation Orientation & Position".
    Instrument types might be: Optical, Gyroscopic, Magnetic, Radio.  Under
    Optical you might have: Pre-Sextant Instruments, Sextants, including the
    periscopic aircraft version, Astro-Comapss, including the automatic
    astro Compass, Sun Compass, Magnetic Compasses, etc.  Under Radio there
    might be: Omega, LORAN-A, -C, -D (whatever happened to -B?), M.F.
    Direction Finding, Satellite systems: Transit, GPS.
    I'm feel that a large part of the readership are those who actually use
    or would like very much to use sextants in boats on water.
    Another area of interest seems to be early surveying of the U.S. and
    maybe other areas as chronicled in old reports by the actual people that
    did the work.
    I have found in other areas that a book list with a paragraph of
    comments is worth it's weight in gold.  It gets you to the book you need
    and you avoid spending a lot of time going down the wrong path.  This
    same comment system could be used to review web pages.  The idea of the
    comments is not to say one is good and the other is bad, but rather to
    say what they cover and what they don't, if there are errors and is
    there an errata to fix them, is it for a novice or someone with many
    years of experience, etc.
    So, with the above in mind, one of a number of areas to cover is the
    instruments used to Navigate.
    Another type of thread that has received a lot of discussion relates to
    methods of using the instruments, sometimes in ways not found in the
    instruction book, so this is another area to cover.
    By reading the archives you might come up with common questions that
    have been asked.  Also there have been some great links to web pages
    mentioned in past postings and you might consider a links section.
    Just some thoughts to stir your brain,
    Brooke Clarke, N6GCE
    Dan Allen wrote:
    > On Friday, October 3, 2003, at 02:21 PM, George Huxtable wrote:
    >> Keep on asking, I say!
    > I totally agree.  My proposal is mainly to add a bit more organization
    > and structure to our collective ruminations.
    > So, since nobody so far has said that my idea is completely ridiculous,
    > I would like to make a general call for questions.  Email me your ideas
    > as to what our common questions are, and what our interesting questions
    > are.  I will organize the list and post the results.
    > Dan Allen
    > mailto:danallen46---.net

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