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    Radar navigation in simple fixes.
    From: Byron Franklin
    Date: 2011 Jan 20, 09:10 -0800

    Many ships and small craft can use a quick and simple basic radar to get excellent fixes. please try this and evaluate for your INTRODUCTION: The CVS INTREPID ran aground in restricted waters while coming into her new home port in RI... She was in a heavy fog, with many pleasure boat out to welcome her. Visually fixes could not be use due to the visibility; Radar lost the picture due to the unfamiliar new home port and the many confusing pips of welcoming boats. I was transferred to the Intrepid soon after, as her senior Quartermaster, While I was ships company the oceanographic Office, asked me that could I have done under, fog and confused radar conditions. At the time I had no answer, but I had idea
    I developed two radar techniques that may have made a difference, The Franklin continuous Radar Plot and Special Radar. I always carried the Special overlay with me; many times it made a difference.
    After that I carried Special with me as a quick sure way of getting a radar fix. It has been used in court cases where crafts owners sue government because of groundings because buoys were off station. This proved that a fix can quickly be obtained by radar and buoys were not to be used alone for Navigation.

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