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Re: Compass corrections



When I went on WestPac 88-1, I went as a Naval Gunfire 1stBn 1st Marines (we
operated as forward observers for ships).  I can assure you that if the
military compasses were off by much, NGF would not have made it home.

73,
Joel, K2SAT

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael P. Olbrisch <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
To: 'Andrew N. Hardy' <ahardy@velocity.net>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 7:15 AM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Compass corrections


>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> > Behalf Of Andrew N. Hardy
> > Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 7:53 AM
> > To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Compass corrections
> >
> >
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > Since the original post indicated the use of an Army-type compass
> > (notoriously inaccurate most of the time)
>
> Very curious comment.  I carried an Army compass of one variant or
> another for over 20 years in the U.S. Army.  In all that time I do not
> remember one that was more than one degree off.  This was the
> standard lensatic compass used by ground troops for land navigation,
> not the system emplacement sets.  Believe me, if one had been
> off enough to cause problems, the land nav students would have
> had a fit, and blamed it in the equipment.
>
> Perhaps the next part of your post indicates that there may have been
> an operator problem involved?
>
> > 2) If using a compass - keep it as far away as possible/practical from
> > any metal.
>
> Which compass and whose army are you referring to?  <GRIN>
>
> Mike.
>
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