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    Re: Distance off useing a hand held compass
    From: Dave Weilacher
    Date: 2003 Mar 25, 13:50 -0500

    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
    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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