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Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter
Tuesday 8 February 2011 4:19PM

Hi Brian,

So, I SHOULD use 69° and NOT 72° after all then!

It is, obviously, a bit confusing when you see the same bearings listed on two independant sites and one says compass bearing and the other a grid/map reference.

Perhaps someone, probably best if it was you, could let digitaluk know that, despite them having the same bearings listed as you do, their bearings are ALSO grid/map bearings and NOT Compass bearings.

They should then, therefore, inform people of this fact and give instructions to people as to how to work out the Magnetic Declination for their location and how they should apply it, or, change all of their bearings to include Magnetic Declination. I guess that it would be easier to do the former as I doubt the whole of the UK has a 3° difference, as I do, and even if they did, they might have to add it on instead of subtracting it.

Anyway, I'm inclined to accept your information rather than digitaluk's now.

Thanks for the clarification.

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