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Chronometer Error and Chronometer Rate

2018-10-05T10:10:06+00:00September 14th, 2018|Question of the Week|

Greenwich Mean Time is invaluable to the navigator and the chronometer is the instrument which provides it. But like any instrument, the chronometer is subject to error. Routinely, candidates for Ocean and Near Coastal deck credentials are required to determine Chronometer Error and Chronometer Rate. This week we will do both. Chronometer Error (Stopwatch) You are taking a time tick using the 1400 signal from Kekaha-Kauai, Hawaii (WWVH). You hear [...]