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    Re: Distance off useing a hand held compass
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2003 Mar 25, 16:40 -0800

    Geez guys,I must be getting dyslecksic.I apologize for the way step 4 was
    written.It should state subtract the smaller from the larger bearings.I'll
    have to start proof reading these before I send them.
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From: David Weilacher [mailto:daveweilacher{at}EARTHLINK.NET]
    Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:51
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Re: Distance off useing a hand held compass
    
    
    So you are arguing that if I can measure the distance I travel...
    
    If I were to take a bearing on an object then wait till the bearing changed
    by one degree, my distance off would be 360 times my distance travelled?  At
    2 degrees, I could multiply my distance traveled by 360 and divide by 2 for
    distance off?
    
    This is strictly a question. In no way is it meant as a comment or
    criticism.
    
    
    
    -------Original Message-------
    From: "Richard M. Pisko" 
    Sent: 03/25/03 04:06 PM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Re: Distance off useing a hand held compass
    
    However, I thought you mentioned a military compass, which
    is graduated in mils in the US.  Could you not just take a
    bearing, walk away from that point so as to keep the object
    more or less at right angles to your (perhaps slightly
    curved) path, and stop when the new bearing is 10 mils
    different from your first?  That way, the distance to the
    object will be 100 times the distance you traveled ...
    barring local magnetic anomalies.
    
    
    
    
    Dave Weilacher
    .US Coast Guard licensed captain
    .    #889968
    .ASA instructor evaluator and celestial
    .    navigation instructor #990800
    .IBM AS400 RPG contract programmer
    
    
    

       
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