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Re: [VLF_Group] OMEGA

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  • mike l dormann
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , May 1, 2002
      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
      operation.......

      mike w7dra
      On Fri, 05 Apr 2002 00:11:25 "David M. Jones" <ad4nr@...>
      writes:
      > >OMEGA receivers were used by
      > >military
      > >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
      > >WWW.
      > >Would love to purchase one.
      >
      > Thirteen years ago, when I was flying for oil companies, Omega
      > usually
      >
      > came with Navy VLF navigation. The Omega "effective radiated power"
      > was
      >
      > very small compared to the Navy VLF so the receiver usually chose
      > the
      >
      > VLF, although the Navy did not, at the time, guarantee the signal.
      >
      > The receivers were complicated, expensive, and usually had an
      > atomic
      >
      > time standard built-in.
      >
      > If you want to find one, I suggest searching the manufacturers
      > name:
      >
      > Global Navigation, Bendix, Allied Signal come to mind.
      >
      > Also look at advertisements in 1980's "Business and Commercial
      > Aviation
      >
      > Magazine" for the manufacturers.
      >
      > Houston-Hobby Airport, Dallas-Love Airport and White
      > Plains-Westchester
      >
      > County, New York were the home of applicable airplanes.
      >
      >
      >
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