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 To: [TowerTalk] compass question aa4lr@arrl.net (Bill Coleman) Sat Mar 8 10:57:46 2003
 ```Also keep in mind that the Earth's magnetic field is affected by the surface composition. On my Atlanta area Terminal Charts, there's a note around Stone Mountain which indicates that compass deviations on the order of 10 degrees or more can be encountered in the vicinity of the mountain. On 2/11/03 5:12 PM, Richard M. Gillingham at rmoodyg@bellsouth.net wrote: >Keeping in mind, of coarse, that the Magnetic North Pole moves. Ever so >slowly, but it moves. When I first came to the Miami area, the Agonic >line (line of zero magnetic deviation) passed a mile or so off shore to >the east. Now we have a 4 or 5 degree deviation. so the mark on the >globe is good for only a few years. > >I like finding Polaris. Easy. >Gil, w1RG > >n4kg@juno.com wrote: > >>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 >>>_______________________________________________ >>> >>>See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", >>>"Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, >>>1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA. >>> >>>_______________________________________________ >>>TowerTalk mailing list >>>TowerTalk@contesting.com >>>http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk >>> >>> >>> >> >> >>________________________________________________________________ >>Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today >>Only \$9.95 per month! >>Visit www.juno.com >>_______________________________________________ >> >>See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless >Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with >any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA. >> >>_______________________________________________ >>TowerTalk mailing list >>TowerTalk@contesting.com >>http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk >> >> >> > >_______________________________________________ > >See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless >Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with >any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA. > >_______________________________________________ >TowerTalk mailing list >TowerTalk@contesting.com >http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: aa4lr@arrl.net Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!" -- Wilbur Wright, 1901 ```
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