Re: [VLF_Group] OMEGA
- on omega you had to set up the time at shore, calibrate and then go to
sea and keep a pretty accurate position, because you only could read
between two sine humps
maybe an old omega person could give us all a refresher course in its
On Fri, 05 Apr 2002 00:11:25 "David M. Jones" <ad4nr@...>
> >OMEGA receivers were used by
> >air forces and navy, may be be civilian also. The receiver front
> ends would
> >make very good receivers for VLF work.
> >Where have all the surplus receivers gone? Cannot find any
> information on
> >Would love to purchase one.
> Thirteen years ago, when I was flying for oil companies, Omega
> came with Navy VLF navigation. The Omega "effective radiated power"
> very small compared to the Navy VLF so the receiver usually chose
> VLF, although the Navy did not, at the time, guarantee the signal.
> The receivers were complicated, expensive, and usually had an
> time standard built-in.
> If you want to find one, I suggest searching the manufacturers
> Global Navigation, Bendix, Allied Signal come to mind.
> Also look at advertisements in 1980's "Business and Commercial
> Magazine" for the manufacturers.
> Houston-Hobby Airport, Dallas-Love Airport and White
> County, New York were the home of applicable airplanes.
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