[TowerTalk] Re: Variation and Declination
Fri, 8 Oct 1999 05:23:41 EDT
In a message dated 10/4/1999 11:00:00 PM Central Daylight Time,
> Variations up to 20 degrees is certainly a concern for determining
> >how best to set antenna directivity. Just wondering, how wrong could
> >a person be it the boom of an antenna was pointing right at the
> >North Star (Polaris), regardless of QTH in Maine or Pacific NW?
> >de Joe, AA4NN
> Joe...you'd be right on the money as long as the needle in your control box
> read "N" or "S"
Just remember guys, that if you use a magenetic compass near a large STEEL
tower you may get a wrong reading. Do I need to explain why?
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