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    Re: Accuracy of backpacking compass
    From: Byron Franklin
    Date: 2012 Nov 5, 09:08 -0800

    Byron: I am interested in land navigation with small magnetic compass
    using the Franklin piloting technique to inprove the accuracy of the
    land fix. I see no difference in the use of hills and mountains or any
    charted object (NAVAID) and the at sea chart.
    The Hill or mountain is not a dot on the chart? map but still should
    give a line of postion to get a reasonable postion for your purpose.
    I use a hand held magetic compass in my 15 degree area and can get
    usable fixes from my chart. I have had many hand compass's that were
    within a few degrees once corrected. What is your variation?
    There once was a army land bearing on Navlist and I used my technique to improve the fix and find the error, but I could not find it.
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