[TowerTalk] True North and all that stuff
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 16:33:17 -0800
Roy, You are dead on. That is correct and USGS is wrong.
Navigators/Astromoners and Satlitte installers use Declination.
Roy Maull wrote:
> Well, I haven't put anything on the reflector since the "bugs". So, here
> goes something.
> Declination is the angle of a heavenly body with the earths horizon
> Variation is the offset of magnetic north to true north a some location
> Deviation is the amount of correction persuant to a particular compass at
> different points around the compass dial, it is not necessarily the same
> all the way around.
> So there, I have stuck my neck out again.. HI...
> Hurrah for recurring threads and all the various permutations there of!!!!!
> 73.. Roy N8YYS
> Keep West Virginia beautiful.. Grow ALUMINUM!!
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