[time-nuts] Tuning a Trimble Thunderbolt
jimlux at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 20 22:46:38 EDT 2015
On 4/20/15 7:25 PM, Charles Steinmetz wrote:
> Unfortunately, you are unlikely to do any better than this with the
> antenna location you described. Time to buy a house, with no tall trees
> nearby. (You may already have heard that time-nuttiness can be
> expensive.... ;-)
Actually, what you want is an isolated mountain top of solid granite
connected to a big pluton below, with a nice drilled anchor. Your
laboratory/lair can be in a cave below the mountain top.
Being on top of a tall mountain also reduces the effect of atmospheric
effects, but will increase the solid earth tides (and, of course, you
are closer to the moon and sun).
I wonder if being on top of a dormant volcano (e.g. Mt. Waialeale on
Kauai) would be stable. An active volcano (Mauna Kea/Mauna Loa) is
going to be moving around a lot. Tahiti, perhaps? Nice pleasant
weather. Mt. Roriama in Venezuela appears to be well above the
surroundings, but is quite flat on top, so you'd need a structure to get
your choke ring antenna up high enough. Close to the equator too.
As the previous poster pointed out, serious time-nuttery can get expensive.
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