A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Position-Finding
From: Ed Popko
Date: 2018 Jan 8, 12:20 -0800
While we are on the subject of GPS Anti Spoof, I have to agree with Greg Rudzinski's characterization - using it seems like cheating! It sure makes shots easy.
You would shake your head to see me doing lunars at night. I have a Samsung Nook tablet with Spoof Pro running. I set it up on the hood of my car which doubles as a desk and a place to slouch and steady my arms when taking lunars. And on cold nights, the warm hood feels nice. So convenient to take a sight and tap the screen Pause. And there is enough light from the screen to illuminate my note book to record everything without loosing night vision. What's not to like?
Yes, Greg is right - it feels like cheating. Seems that modern lunarians - without wind, pitching ship, cold, spray, and life-threatning need to know time/longitude - have it quite easy.