Re: Re: A British solution - Timing the bells
Easy - Change the distance to 1126 feet* and the frequency to once per second. You ring your bell to coincide with the chime of the ringer next to you, your ring will seem to coincide with his, although in reality it will be his last ring**. The increased grid density would also further assist with solving our current unemployment issues.
You might have to have some kind of dispersal issue to cope with the alteration of the speed of sound with changes in atmospheric density, particularly moisture, but I expect navigating in thick fog in Old Londinium Towne (sorry, recent Batman episodes refer) would be quite a hoot.***
*Assuming of course that we can maintain the UK at 20c and dry.
**A wag might point out that with ringers in such a close grid and the frequency up to 1Hz that the last ring might be quite soon for a great many campanologists. Perhaps I should have used previous instead.
***unless hoots are used as an alternative during inclement weather. There's a pun involving the term bellwether but as it apparently involves a castrated ram I'll stop there.