[amsat-bb] Re: Magnetic North vs True North

Joseph Armbruster josepharmbruster at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 11:28:45 PDT 2011


Please look at the FAQ provided by NOA, this should help:


If you are interested in the technical details of the IGRF, see:


If I was not at work, I could provide a longer explanation.

Hope this helps!
Joseph Armbruster, KJ4JIO

skype: Joseph Armbruster, Orlando Florida

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:38 PM, Carl Rimmer W8KRF <w8krf at w8krf.net> wrote:

> The earlier discussion on this topic caused me to think about my setup.  I
> know the tracking programs use True North; my question:  If my declination
> is 8 º 6' West, is my true north East or West of Magnetic North. I am
> currently setup to where my True North is 8º East of Magnetic North.  I have
> looked a various sights on the Internet but I have always had a problem
> wrapping my thick brain around this topic.
> Thanks,
> --
> *Carl W8KRF*
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