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97up-list Digest Mon, 29 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 084

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North by North West
Re: North by North West

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Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 11:04:41 -0400
Subject: North by North West
From: "Steve and Caryl Baron" rcn.com>

My 2000 4 X 4 Diesel is all outfitted now, more or less. I have purchased 2
electronic compasses (and must return the second) neither of which I could
calibrate so they would work with any consistency. After some work, I've
figured out that something in the front of the vehicle, probably related to
the diesel engine, keeps me from getting consistent and reasonably accurate
readings. I'm even suspecting - maybe incorrectly - that changing speed
affects the readings.

If anyone else had had this problem and solved it, please let me know. I'd
have spent the extra dollars for that upscale-sedan accessory that provides
accurate direction as well as indoor and outdoor temperatures - if one were
available - and not to impossible to install. .

Steve
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Steve Baron New York, NY baronny rcn.com

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From: "Keith Veren" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: North by North West
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 19:38:51 -0400

Electricity moving through wires sets-up a magnetic field at "right angles"
to the flow of the electron (remember the right-hand-rule from high school?)
The new electronics used under the hoods and in the dash are strong and
complex. I am surprised that they can get a compass to work at all.
Unless, if the directional detection device is remote from all major
currents (the magnetic field drops as the cube (I think) of the distance
away from the electric wire, so as you move your remote direction detector
just a little bit away from the magnetic interference, you should be able
get to a zone where the existing field (from the steel in the car, etc.) is
stable, once stable, you can calibrate that out. Once place to put the
remote reciever would be above the long side windows at the rear of the
Expy. Then just run a line (or infrared if you want to be really fancy) to
your dashboard or upper console gauge. Of course, try to make sure the wire
is isolated as well as possible from the EMF as it goes towards the front.

Keith


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> My 2000 4 X 4 Diesel is all outfitted now, more or less. I have purchased
2
> electronic compasses (and must return the second) neither of which I could
> calibrate so they would work with any consistency. After some work, I've
> figured out that something in the front of the vehicle, probably related
to
> the diesel engine, keeps me from getting consistent and reasonably
accurate
> readings. I'm even suspecting - maybe incorrectly - that changing speed
> affects the readings.
>
> If anyone else had had this problem and solved it, please let me know. I'd
> have spent the extra dollars for that upscale-sedan accessory that
provides
> accurate direction as well as indoor and outdoor temperatures - if one
were
> available - and not to impossible to install. .
>
> Steve
> --
> Steve Baron New York, NY baronny rcn.com
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> To unsubscribe, send email to: listar ford-trucks.com with
> the words "unsubscribe 97up-list" in the subject of the
> message.
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