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SGT English/Language Arts Teacher
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Before GPS, we had maps, a compass, and a protractor. Worked for me.
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Capt Daniel Goodman
Capt Daniel Goodman
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Trust me, when I was Army ROTC, I did that too with the West Point cadets in the orienteering range up there....
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PO1 Tony Holland
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WPN-5 (SPN-38) For some oddball reason we actually had the submarine version of this on my first ship, USS Claud Jones (DE-1033). Never worked properly, so I was sent to a month long C school on Ford Island. Finally find out why when the OPS boss tasked me with doing an inventory of all electronic gear assigned to the ship. On day three I went up the main mast and crawled out the yardarm to check the serial number of the antenna coupler. That's when I discovered that the shipyard had run a cable from the radio room up the mast and out the yardarm, but somehow had completely forgotten to actually splice it into the coupler......there it was, dangling free. A day later I was on my way to Mare Island for Nuclear Power School, class 68-4.
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Capt Daniel Goodman
Capt Daniel Goodman
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That's nifty...I'd very nearly gone Navy nuc per 6 yr enlisted, if USAF OTS had said no a 2nd time, I likely would've...I'd known a guy who's been a OIS grad and nuc pwr instructor in grad school, also....
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CWO3 Dave Alcantara
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Heck I have used LORAN A and Omega, not to mention RDF, lol
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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CWO3 Dave Alcantara I Worked at 2 Land Based HFDF, 2 Afloat and went to 1 School at an HFDF Site. You Transmit, I Knew Where You Were! Better Range than Radar Too.
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CWO3 Dave Alcantara
CWO3 Dave Alcantara
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel my first trip to the Antarctic we used a SATNAV system that had a computer that took up a 10 x 20 room, with the best A/C on board. We would have to wait for a satellite pass, the dot matrix printer would spit out the Doppler’s. We would then check the accuracy of the fix, if it was a large error radius, we would look at the individual Doppler strings, and remove ones that had errors. To be honest I could get a better fix, faster with celestial. The year was 1977.

The next year our SATNAV shrunk to the size of a toaster oven, and the computer gave us the fixes and DR’s.

But I still enjoy breaking out my frankensextant and going old school. My sextant was built from 5 broken sextants, it is a Navy Mark II Thru V.
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