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Re: Re: True North vs Magnetic



The deviation varies with location and you must find that for your present
lat/log.  One clue might apply: In order to get fifteen degrees of
deviation east you must be on the West coast.  If you are, then looking
over the center of the compass toward North, the farthest right mark is
Magnetic North.  The one to the left is True North.  Noting your K1
call, this will not apply on the East coast of the US.  Cliff K7RR


On Wed, 1 Mar 2000 K1uxbMa@cs.com wrote:

> All;
> I'm using an old Army magnetic compass to take reading on the antennas and 
> setup the
> correct headings on the shack indicators. Most are probably familiar with 
> this compass
> ,there are two partial lines on the face which indicate Magnetic and True. 
> Question is which is which ? Ture looks to be about 15 degrees east of 
> Magnetic.But this varies with
> location doesn't it ?  Any help appreciated. Tnx
> 
> Nick_K1uxb@Amsat.Org
> AmSat M#22708  ARRL M#
> 
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