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Could someone with an owners manual tell me what compass zone I am in? I lost my manual and my battery died. I believe it's on pg 185 or close to it. I'm near Tokyo. Thankz
 

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The US Owners manual does not show or provide information outside of North American Continent. Sorry. It is on page 252 of the 08 manual.
 

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I believe you can take UTC, subtract (or add) your normal time zone hours, and then add 1 to it (for some reason, I'm UTC-6 hours (U.S. Central time zone), but in the manual it states that my time zone is zone 7).
 

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Since I moved here it has been about 15 degrees off from my gps. I guess I'll just try each number and see which is closest. Thanks anyway.
 

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JST (Japan Standard Time) is UTC+9, so try zone 10, first.
 

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6 for the win!! Time zone isn't the factor, it's the magnetic flux lines of the earth.
 

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Ah, good to know!

Glad ya got it sussed...
 

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This is the FJ North America map:



And this is the declination map for the globe:



Surprised it's 6. By similarity, I'd have guessed like 10. Saipan is listed as 8, which from the declination map (15N, 145E) has it on the 0 degree line, which corresponds to the compass code of 8. Looks like a reasonable rule of thumb is code = 8 - (dec/4)
 

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It may be 8, there was no distinct movement between 5 to 8 compared to the higher and lower numbers so my choice was 6 or 7 to hit the medium, I just chose 6 because it is a sexier number than 7. the curves and all.
 

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