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    Timing sextant sights
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2011 May 25, 01:21 -0700
    Greg gives his method of timing shots with a split second stop watch.

    http://www.fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=116407

    I use a small dictaphone that I put in my shirt pocket and start it recording then I just read my watch and the sextant out loud. When done I just copy the information onto paper.

    Another method I have used is to turn on my short wave radio set to the time signal on WWV, 5, 10 or 15 mhz. hen I adjust the sextant and stop on the minute beep and on the 30 second beep. I then either read the sextant out loud into the tape recorder or I just write them down, it is easy to get two shots a minute this way. Another advantage of using a tape recorder is that the WWV time signals and voice announcements are also recorded.

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