Monday, 10 September 2012

A touch of civilization.

How I love a cream tea,

only two scones on show, the other two were still in the oven. Strawberry jam and clotted cream and tea in dainty bone china cups, not the mugs we use on the boat. The sun shone and there was

some light jazz to accompany the feast. Made for a most pleasant tea time and it was all in aid of the local Round Table. The occasional brush with civilization can be enjoyable.

What a change this morning, lowering clouds and blowing a gale but we girded our loins and set off across the summit, the wind made it heavy going so after an hour and a half we pulled in

by the old Decca Navigator mast, now made redundant by sat. nav.
If this wind persists I think we may spend a day or so here.

Watch this space..........


Peter Lee said...

The Wormleighton mast is, in fact, still in use. It now radiates correction signals for GPS receivers, to improve the accuracy of their location solutions.
(GPS signals from the satellites are subject to small perturbations as they pass through the ionosphere. At Wormleighton, and several other such stations, the signals are received and the amount of correction required to give the right location worked out for each satellite. This data is then transmitted to receivers that can make use of it so that improved positional accuracy results.)
The transmission from the site is on 291kHz - i.e. long wave and it uses what's known as minimal shift keying (MSK)at 100 baud.

Graham and Jill Findlay said...

Cor! Really? Perhaps that explains why the only sat. nav. I ever tried could not, to coin a phrase, find its arse with an atlas. ;-)

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