Suunto A-10 SH COMPASS USER GUIDE Page: 1

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SUUNTO BASEPLATE
COMPASSES
USER GUIDE
1. Compass anatomy
1. Needle with red end that points to magnetic north
2. Direction-of-travel arrow for pointing to target on
map and when moving
3. Baseplate with straight edges and scales for working
on map
4. Bezel with directional scale for using as a protractor
5. Rotating capsule for setting direction to target
6. Bearing index for reading numerical bearing from
bezel
7. Orienting lines used to align capsule with meridian
lines on map
8. Orienting arrow for aligning with needle to find
direction to target
9. Clinometer (select models only) for measuring
vertical angle
2. Orienting the map
To better understand your surroundings, you should
use your compass to first turn your map in the right
direction. This ensures the geographic features around
you are in the same general direction as you see them
on the map.
1. Hold your compass level and look at the red end of
the needle to see where north is.
2. Turn the map so that the northern upper edge is
pointing north.
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