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Subject: [TowerTalk] compass question
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Date: Tue Feb 11 15:04:00 2003
Simple solution from ANY place in the world:

Get a Globe.

Mark the location of the Magnetic North Pole.

OBSERVE the angle from your QTH to the rotational 
(True) North Pole and the Magnetic North Pole.

It will then be obvious whether True North is East or West
of Magnetic North.

Tom  N4KG

On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 18:57:38 -0500 "RICHARD BOYD" <> writes:
> No, this is not the perennial finding true north question.  In my 
> area, Maryland, the "magnetic deviation" is about 10 degrees.  I can 
> never remember, though, if that means when I have my compass out I 
> should let the needle come to a stop on 350 or on 10 to have zero 
> pointing at true north.  Magnetic north is where the needle will 
> point, obviously, and true north is 10 degrees off from that, but I 
> can never remember which way.  ?  73 - Rich, KE3Q
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