Re: az/el compass

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Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 22:12:12 PDT

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    I don't know how accurate the measurements need to be but I have used a
    homemade clinometer to estimate altitude and a compass that cost less than
    10 dollars at a discount store. In the store I checked about 5 compasses by
    setting them down on a box away from the metal shelves and chose one of the
    group that read just like the others.
    I searched for "homemade clinometer" on the web and found a number of sites.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Paul Gabriel" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 8:30 PM
    Subject: az/el compass
    > Brian
    > on the website link you posted the cost of The Tandem is $263.50,
    > and it does not exactly explain how the clinometer functions.  how
    > do you use it?  could I strap it onto my binos and 'forget' about it
    > and read it in the dark without needing a 3d or 4th hand as it mentions
    > click of a button to switch between compass and clino, and for that
    > price how accurate is it?  < 1deg, <0.5 deg.
    > thanks!
    > *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********
    > On 08/29/01 at 19:13 Brian Howell wrote:
    > I got a Suunto Tandem last week.  It is very very handy for finding the=
    >  az/el.  The Tandem is kind of expensive, the cheapest I have found is=
    >  around $170.  If you have never seen or heard of one, I hadn't, I'm=
    >  including a couple links.  Hope this helps.
    > Scroll down toward the bottom of the page and look for 'The Tandem'
    > Brian
    > ************************************************
    > Paul Gabriel
    > 26.2431N 098.2163W 35m
    > the stars at night are big & bright...sometimes
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