George Brock-Nannestad wrote in a message I've
yet to receive, and I'm not sure my "Little
azimuth trick: more explanation" made it, either
but anyway, thanks for the kind words, George! You explained it better than I.
>From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
>----- this is what we all do. However, Richard took the signals from the
>"edge" tracks (i.e. those almost ½ inch apart), realizing that the 1 kHz
>signals (a _low_ frequency) were in phase in all channels, and generated the
>Lissajous from these. This is a good (and novel) way to obtain precision. The
>need for obtaining a maximum amplitude reading does not arise at this low
>frequency - you cannot tilt the head so much that you get an erroneous
>"lower" maximum at this frequency, unless it is a monitoring tape at very,
>very low speed.
>Thank you, Richard, for this neat trick!
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