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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:13 pm 
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Frelga wrote:
Snow capped peaks are nice but what the heck is the point of having a beacon above the cloud cover?


Easy; the ones above the clouds are just relays to get the signal to other beacons further downstream that are below them.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:20 pm 
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Right, but wouldn't the beacon-lighters that are below the cloud cover not see the beacon immediately before them that is above the cloud cover?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:24 pm 
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For those two legs, they use a Helm's-Deep style horn. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:34 pm 
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Oh, right! That happened off-screen, if I remember correctly.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:06 am 
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Then why have a beacon in the first place?
I appreciate your efforts, Dave, but they are not helping me. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:54 am 
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Sound doesn't carry nearly as far as light. Near the cloudline, the posts have to be located very close together (with primarily vertical separation) in order to make sure the message can be relayed. But once you're on the right side of things, posts can be miles and miles apart.


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 Post subject: Re: Beacons
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:54 pm 
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And won't cloud cover vary from day to day?


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