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    Re: Variation or Declination?
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2020 Jan 8, 08:40 -0800

    For me it was variation in the Cubs, variation in the Scouts, variation at school, variation in the Air Cadets and variation in the RAF, so when I first saw the word magnetic declination used, I assumed it must mean magnetic dip.  Well it sounds like it ought to be that – doesn’t it?    Besides, using declination would really muck up all those CDMVT mnemonics, rude or otherwise.  It was only when sentences began not to make sense that I decided to check up what it really meant.  Still you can do worse.  Be honest now, how many of you have ever tried to work a conveniently angled variation line into a three position line fix if the cut was just right?  DaveP

       
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