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Compass calibration I've just arived in Inuvik and am trying to calibrate the compass of my GPSMAP 76CSx. I go out into a field - no buildings or cars nearby, and turn twice in a slow circle as instructed, and every time I get an error message saying that it did not calibrate properly. Can anybody help?

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Hello. First day I use this device, and have found this tips for compass calibration (as I understand, compass calibration depend on satellite signals - so before compass calibration it's better to get good signals from satellites):
- keep device at horizontal plane (as from message "hold level");
- turn it slow, but not too very slow.
It's better don't turn device, but get device at hands, and turn around himself with it with constant slow speed, and keep horizontal level of device - by this way I have a more accurate calibration, than turn just in hands or on the table.
I hope this will help.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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