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by john.ruston
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Magnetic North Pole

LIKE!!
Thank you.
by john.ruston
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Magnetic North Pole

David sir, neither good nor bad. The needles and the cards are balanced to avoid grounding. Go too far north and they won't work any more. Field is vertical. I guess you'd use an electronic compass or old school astrocompass. Mostly we don't go to these places. The value for Dip I gave for Fairhead ...
by john.ruston
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Magnetic North Pole

North Antrim Coast current Dip is given as 69.19°. That's a tad over 55° North.
by john.ruston
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Magnetic North Pole

Will it scrape the bottom of the case? I suppose It depends if you've a high Latitudes model which can accommodate extreme Dip. How to explain. The compass needle doesn't point at magnetic north. It follows lines of local flux. Luckily for us this generally averages out somewhere predictably near ma...
by john.ruston
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magnetic North Pole
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Magnetic North Pole

Changes in the field are normal. Sudden and rapid change is noteworthy. I'm not sure they make much difference to the practical user of map and compass. I checked my home location with NOAA's NCEI service on December 4th and the calculator returned a value of 3.12°W (WMM) I checked again this mornin...
by john.ruston
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lofoten August 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1764

Re: Lofoten August 2018

Thanks. That was a delight to watch!!
Clearly a great Team.
J.
by john.ruston
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wild Atlantic Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 4104

Re: Wild Atlantic Challenge

Hello Brian. What you say is right enough but unless I missed something, the possibility that lists of members may be handed over to another organisation (several references in the thread) may come as a surprise to many. There may be DP implications. J.
by john.ruston
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wild Atlantic Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 4104

Re: Wild Atlantic Challenge

Seems a fair point and lets hope lots of people sign up for the event.

However the debate here started with an honest and relevant question and the contributors just ran with it. Distribution of membership lists/Data Protection issues/Association policies - not worth thrashing out?
by john.ruston
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wild Atlantic Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 4104

Re: Wild Atlantic Challenge

Insisting that only the insurance selected by and sold through CI and BCU should be allowed - - is wrong. It promotes a monopoly, removes consumer choice where a mature and effective market exists. It effectively insists on a closed shop.
It is nonsense.
by john.ruston
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wild Atlantic Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 4104

Re: Wild Atlantic Challenge

Hello macnamado. I think this race is fairly clearly not an Association event and you'll need to fund your own insurance howsoever done. The event looks like it should be good fun and at least a couple of us will be coming down from the north to take part. Well worth the tenner. Same will apply to C...