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    Re: Sextant Accuracy from new member
    From: Richard M Pisko
    Date: 2003 Mar 18, 21:29 -0700

    Back before the dawn of time (on Tue, 18 Mar 2003 09:35:21
    -0700, to be exact), dpstephen 
    wrote:
    
    >With the T-2 the big
    >deal is trying to get a really accurate time. There are free programs on the
    >internet that will allow you to calculate the deflection at any location.
    >
    Radio Shack had a time receiver and clock, battery operated,
    that they claim is accurate to the hundredth of a second.  I
    don't see it being that good because I think the path of the
    radio waves it receives could be off by that amount, but I
    have not caught it in perceptible error listening to WWV
    directly.  Using that and one of those electronic digital
    stop watches along with multiple split time checks might get
    you fairly close.
    
    That deflection is interesting, as I live about 70 miles
    east of the Rockies myself.  I would think the calculated
    azimuth would be affected too, more so closer to noon.
    
    Thanks for giving that web site so I can give it a try.
    
    
    --
    Richard ...
    
    
    

       
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