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Selecting and using a marine compass.
BOATING WORLD #104 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 40

How to align and calibrate a marine compass.
BOATING WORLD #153 Nov 1999 pg. 87

Your wrist watch is a compass.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1963 (v.53#12) pg. 88

Box that compass. A game designed to help learn the compass points and their relationship to one another.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1967 (v.57#12) pg. 72

Two games to test compass skills.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1971 (v.61#8) pg. 52

Compass games teach you how to find your way when the sun is obscured or it is dark.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1977 (v.67#3) pg. 36

How to use a compass to hike in a straight line.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1988 (v.78#11) pg. 43

How to find true North in order to properly orient a radio antenna, or for some other reason. Includes a BASIC computer program to tabulate the time of meridian passage for a full year.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL May 1986 (v.42#5) pg. 29
Added Info CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Oct 1986 (v.42#10) pg. 6

Tip on using the North Star (Polaris) to determine a true north reference line for use when swinging a compass.

Solid-state electronic compass uses Hall-effect sensors. Powered by a 9-volt battery and features a lighted compass rose.

Talking digital compass verbalizes the 8 points of the compass.

Maintaining magnetic compass and directional gyros in aircraft. Tips on the roles of the pilot and the avionics shop in locating the source of difficulty.
KITPLANES Aug 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 97

How to keep a compass wet. How to replace a diaphragm in a wet compass and/or service with compass fluid.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1987 (v.9#5) pg. 10

Compass overhaul. How to remove, disassemble, re-assemble and re-install an Airpath aircraft compass.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Apr 1994 (v.16#4) pg. 18

Compass compensation. Step-by-step procedure for swinging an aircraft compass.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1999 (v.21#3) pg. 5
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1999 (v.21#10) pg. 5 (Alternative method)

How to pick a compass for your boat. A look at various models available and points for a buyer to consider.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #538 Mar 1973 (v.69) pg. 82

How to use a compass.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #549 Feb 1974 (v.70) pg. 126

Digital compass uses LEDs to indicate direction.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1990 (v.7#8) pg. 22
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1990 (v.7#11) pg. 9

An LCD digital compass incorporates a magnetic sensor, microcontroller and liquid-crystal display panel. Requires 12-volt dc power.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 40

Build a talking compass which does not require a moving pointer and dial to determine the direction.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1992 (v.9#12) pg. 42

The Hall-effect hand-held electronic compass. Est. cost: $32 (kit).
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1997 (v.14#8) pg. 33

How to choose a marine compass.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1972 (v.137#2) pg. 90

Build your own mahogany binnacle box.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1964 (v.184#3) pg. 166

Quick cures for a boat compass error.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1970 (v.196#1) pg. 148

How to choose a pocket compass for use on land or sea. How to use a compass to determine your bearings using either a lensatic or orienteering compass.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1975 (v.207#1) pg. 98

Simplified schematic of a solid-state digital compass which uses a fluxgate magnetometer. The outputs are A/D converted and routed to a microprocessor that handles the bearing calculations and drives a suitable digital display. Included along with a discussion of methods for measuring the earth's magnetic field.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1988 (v.59#12) pg. 33

Digi-Compass. Adapt the Radio Shack electronic flux-gate compass to feed information directly into a personal computer. Use the information in connection with a navigation system, remote control, etc.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1989 (v.60#11) pg. 43
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1990 (v.61#1) pg. 17
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1990 (v.61#2) pg. 14

Solid-state electronic compass uses Hall-effect sensors. Powered by a 9-volt battery.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1991 (v.62#6) pg. 39
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1991 (v.62#9) pg. 16

Correcting a boat compass.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1963 (v.34#8) pg. 109

Understanding the concept of compass directions as they apply to astronomy.
SKY & TELESCOPE Apr 1989 (v.77#4) pg. 399

Boat compass. Part 1. Nulling the compass. Picking a location for the compass.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #55 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 17

Boat compass. Part 2. Dealing with deviation.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #56 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 12

Inexpensive compass for a dinghy is set into a piece of mahogany which pivots out of the way underneath the seat.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #62 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 84

Electronic automobile compass is converted into a vertical card compass for an aircraft. Est. cost: $40.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1992 (v.41#3) pg. 78

The fastest, easiest and most accurate way to adjust an airplane compass.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1993 (v.42#2) pg. 76
Correction SPORT AVIATION Apr 1993 (v.42#4) pg. 8

Swinging the compass on an aircraft. When, why and how to do it using an airport with a compass rose.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1996 (v.45#3) pg. 72

Tips on choosing a compass. Describes the basic features of the four types: Orienteering, fixed dial, floating dial and cruiser.
SUNSET Jan 1977 (v.158#1) pg. 32