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Old 07-01-2014, 07:54   #16
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Re: Naval Heading and Bearing?

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If memory serves me well.. and its been over 40yrs now.. when I picked up an definite echo I gave a bearing relative to the ships heading.. then guided the skipper in by dancing across the target from left to right and back again when I got a 'dead' transmission.. and the Range Finder would give our closing speed/distance..
I imagine things have moved forward a lot in the Royal since then
Boatie had an illustrious career in the Navy
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:02   #17
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Boatie had an illustrious career in the Navy
LMAO... More like 'Infamous'.. and I was a 'Lower Decker'.. blue shirt no peak on the cap...
A Lot quieter these days...
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... Common chatter, seen in Hollywood films, is not allowed when communicating with Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC). Two-way communications are very brief and to the point. ....
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various you tube recordings of ATC chatter would seriously suggest otherwise, Not to mention when ( I Think ) American that allowed you to listen to pilots VHF chatter, I remember chatter about hockey scores, stock markets, girlfriends and "the big game"

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Ya both right
But Dave is more right 'cause "humans are humans everywhere"

When things are quiet and ATC is bored, they will chat and also ignore occasional "inter-pilot" chat and when things are busy and workload is high, transmissions become "very brief and to the point".

Perhaps it's the same on the bridge??????
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Re: Naval Heading and Bearing?

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After gyro compasses became standard in navies, almost everything is given in true and a 3 digit number, i.e. 030, etc.
Some navies had red/green zones for reporting contacts.
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Re: Naval Heading and Bearing?

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Former Navy...
After gyro compasses became standard in navies, almost everything is given in true and a 3 digit number, i.e. 030, etc.
Some navies had red/green zones for reporting contacts.
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The Austrian Navy - yes, there really is one today - uses relative bearings. But since they only operate on the Danube River it's pretty simple: "Up river starboard" or "Downriver starboard".

Doesn't add to the definitive answers but I thought it humorous.
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In the Navy (or Hollywood movies) when a sonar engineer or navigator mentions a course heading or bearing, is it magnetic or true?
Nothing in Hollywood movies is true.

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Nothing in Hollywood movies is true.

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Magnetic variation changes from place to place, so you can't plot a long course in compass. Thus true is used for long-range navigation.
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