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    Re: Radio from the middle of nowhere
    From: Bill Lionheart
    Date: 2020 Apr 29, 22:30 +0100
    M0WLH. Got my Long Range Certificate first so I could use the MF/HF marine radio on my boat. Wanted to learn more and local ham radio club in Buxton got me through to full license.  There must be some celnav ham radio cross over topics. Didn't we discuss position fixing from satellite Doppler once?  If you could choose any frequency of EM for celestial navigation would visible light still be the best?


    On Wed, 29 Apr 2020 at 22:16, James F Campbell <NoReply_Campbell@fer3.com> wrote:
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    On Apr 29, 2020, at 2:02 PM, Frank Reed <NoReply_FrankReed@fer3.com> wrote:


    For those arriving late in the thread, I wanted to "bump" my original post explaining why ham radio is topical (from my perspective!) this month:

    During my online workshop ten days ago I pointed out that the subSun point (where the Sun is at the zenith) would be at Clipperton Atoll, an isolated little bit of "nowhere" under French authority in the eastern Pacific. It's a tiny place with a lot of history including some tragic times. With its French connection, it caught the attention of Jacques Cousteau whose diving/production team visited it in the 1970s. Watch their film here: Clipperton the Island Time Forgot.

    So I mentioned Clipperton in the workshop, and one of the attendees, who is also a recent NavList member, calls out "I've been there!" Well, now... that doesn't happen! Only a tiny handful of people have visited Clipperton in all of history, but this is also someone who sailed aboard the Bounty (the replica lost in Superstorm Sandy) and many other vessels. He's got the resumé. And why did he go? As a member of a team setting up a ham radio outpost on Clipperton for those hoping for their QSL cards from that distant, isolated speck of land, rarely touched by civilization... I'll invite him to tell more. 

    Frank Reed
    PS: Ham radio is a marginal topic for NavList, but I'm aware that there are quite a few enthusiasts in our community, so "ham it up" for a bit. :)



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