|DD MM SS.S||DD MM.MMMMM||DD.DDDDD|
|Latitude||40° 48' 12.8" N||40° 48.21419'||40.80357°|
|Longitude||74° 14' 16.6" W||-74° 14.27759'||-74.23796°|
Highlawn Pavillion is located a short distance from I-280 on the First Watchung Mountain Range. The site consists of a cliff overlooking New York City, and northeastern New Jersey. The radio view is useful for approximately 0 thru 150 degrees. The site is the parking lot of a public park of Essex County, NJ. It is also the approach for a very fancy Restaurant (The Highlawn Pavillion). The park closes at 11 pm at night.
Important Note - August, 2002
The parking lot that is most suitable for roving operations (right next to the cliff) is under construction and is closed. There is another parking lot at roughly the same elevation several hundred yards in from the cliff, but it doesn't have the same radio view as the preferred lot. It may be usable, but it won't be as good as the lot on the cliff, especially for microwaves.
Follow up Note - October, 2002
The parking lot project has finished and a new memorial to 9/11 has emerged. Part of the original parking lot has remained (and almost on the edge of the cliff). The other part of the parking lot has been turned into the memorial. A new parking area about 200 feet from the cliff has been created. Thus, the rover site is back in operation.
Map courtesy of AZ_PROJ by NA3T and NV3Z. (Each ring is 50 mi or 80 km apart.)
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Magnetic Declination (Variation)
Magnetic Declination, sometimes called Variation (especially in the aircraft world), is the difference between True North and Magnetic North. It is expressed in the number of degrees difference between the two directions and on which side of True North you will find Magnetic North.
(Declination was calculated on the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center web page at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomagmodels/Declination.jsp)
Distance and Bearings Table
The following table shows targets that are within 250 miles (400km) of this RoveSite.
|Grid Locator||Distance (mi)||Distance (km)||Bearing To (deg)||Bearing From (deg)||Description|
|FN34bi||246.480||396.671||3.87||184.09||Whiteface Mountain [NY]|
|FN23xc||159.027||255.929||4.29||184.45||WA2UMX Beacon [NY]|
|FN21xh||37.059||59.641||18.94||199.09||Bear Mountain (summit) [NY]|
(WB1GQR contest group) [VT]
(W2SZ/1 Contest Group) [MA]
|FN33sk||203.939||328.208||26.11||207.30||Mount Ascutney [VT]|
|FN43bj||216.011||347.637||33.71||215.31||Mount Kearsarge [NH]|
|FN42bu||187.090||301.093||39.83||221.40||Pack Monadnock [NH]|
|FN43mj||246.484||396.678||42.01||224.21||Dave, K1WHS [ME]|
|FN42bl||168.347||270.928||45.52||227.09||Mount Wachusett [MA]|
|FN43pf||247.337||398.050||46.36||228.73||Mount Agamenticus [ME]|
|FN31fh||50.456||81.201||46.78||227.24||Del, K1UHF [CT]|
|FN42fg||171.566||276.108||52.55||234.31||Westboro Water Tower (Newtons Hill) [MA]|
|FN31jh||63.416||102.058||57.32||237.99||Jeff, K1TEO [CT]|
|FN41gl||152.738||245.807||70.89||252.72||McSparren Hill [RI]|
|FN41hk||154.689||248.948||72.27||254.14||Beavertail Point [RI]|
|FM29pu||71.497||115.063||202.26||21.93||Russ, K2TXB [NJ]|
|FM29jw||76.802||123.600||220.59||39.98||W3CCX Beacon [PA]|
|FM19jh||188.484||303.336||237.49||55.58||Dave, K1RZ [MD]|
|FM19bb||226.887||365.140||239.56||57.23||Jim, W4RX [VA]|
|FM09uq||228.113||367.112||251.62||69.00||Sideling Hill [MD]|
(K3EAR contest group) [PA]
|FN00rg||230.408||370.806||262.54||79.73||Blue Knob [PA]|
(W3SO contest group) [PA]
(W3CCX contest group) [PA]
|FN11rh||126.108||202.951||287.15||105.63||Red Rock Mountain
(K3YTL Contest Group) [PA]
|FN21bf||90.813||146.150||289.74||108.66||Herb, WA2FGK [PA]|
|FN12in||200.804||323.163||308.19||126.13||N2PA contest group [NY]|
|FN21oe||38.279||61.605||313.86||133.51||Normanoch Fire Tower
(N2NK contest group) [NJ]
|FN13he||230.524||370.992||316.57||134.47||W2FU Contest Group [NY]|
|FN21qh||42.095||67.746||328.56||148.28||High Point [NJ]|
|FN21qi||44.506||71.625||331.90||151.64||I-84 Rest Stop [NY]|
|Landmark||Distance (mi)||Bearing (deg)|
|George Washington Bridge||15||77|
|Empire State Building||14||106|
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