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[aprssig] grads and other funny angle measurements

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 16 03:21:22 UTC 2009

I have Grads on a calculator, so that's why I knew them.  It's easy to see why this is better than 360, but I hadn't seen them used and never thought to Wiki it.

It would also help in flying.  VOR stuff and runway numbers.

OK, enouf of this OT...

-- 73, Steve, K9DCI
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--- On Wed, 4/15/09, Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET> wrote:

> From: Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] grads and other funny angle measurements
> To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 2:25 PM
> Dividing a circle into 400 grads has
> the advantage that it is very easy to
> mentally compute a reciprocal heading.  Getting this
> right is of some
> interest when you are calling in artillery fire.  ;)
> Alan
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