True South

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#1
:-doh! Can anyone tell me, in simple terms,how to calculate True South?
 

frund

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#2
I think it's about 5deg E off magnetic north/south . You will need a compass
 

rolfw

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#3
There is a little program around called magvar, but I think it only works on W98, should be in the utilities section. If you are looking to align your motorised dish, then for the East Midlands, using Thor will do quite well.
 

Oily

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#4
I just got a compass,pointed it south and roughly lined up the dish to it,then got Thor like Rolf said
 

frund

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#5
Thats what I did after reading this site. And all is very well.
 

Llew

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#6
rolfw said:
There is a little program around called magvar, but I think it only works on W98, should be in the utilities section. If you are looking to align your motorised dish, then for the East Midlands, using Thor will do quite well.
The version of Magvar I've got works fine on my XP

Llew
 

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#7
Thanks guys!!
 
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