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electronic nav aids

that was in 1990 befor the days of gps,I used a vector loran,and to get lat/lon you had to press the #2 button.It would go"beep" and you would have your read out.Well,headed east about 8-900 mile off the cali coast ,there was no "beep".Keep in mint this malfunction can happen to any electronic nav aid.So out comes the navy surplus WW2 david white sextant.Even that relies on a radio for time tics,and it was very accurate. If you know what a VPOS plotting sheet is,just drop a small ball bearing on it,and thats the accuracy I got.Besides,from where I was at the time all I needed was am radio to find my way home

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