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Mon Aug 7 12:06:11 EST 2006
On 8/7/06, Tony Langdon, VK3JED <vk3jed at optushome.com.au> wrote:
> At 10:46 AM 8/7/2006, Michael Nardella wrote:
> >My 2c worth.
> >Depending on distance.
> >Short. Binos if in los.
> >Long distance, compass (digital preference), then signal strength.
> I disagree with the digital compass, the ones I've seen I haven't
> liked, took too long to get a vague bearing. Give me a good old
> fashioned fluid filled compass anyday! - Mine's designed for
> orienteering, so it settles quickly. :-) Oh, and don't forget the 10
> (ish) degrees for magnetic declination - 10 degrees is close enough
> for the distances we're talking about (actually varies from 9-11
> degrees across Victoria, and changes over a number of years).
The digital compasses i use are also used in jet aircraft and they are up to
the task ;)
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