[amsat-bb] Re: How to calibrate the azimuth angle?

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 01:30:23 PST 2007

At 04:08 PM 12/27/2007, Chiu-Teng Tsai wrote:
>Dear all,
>     I am Chiu-Teng Tsai (BM6ERA) from Taiwan. Now we are building a 
> mobile ground station. One of our problem is how to calibrate the 
> azimuth angle. Use compass only, or any better solution? Thanks for your help!

Azimuth is given in degrees from true North.  A compass is fine, if 
you know the magnetic declination (i.e. the difference between true 
North and magnetic North) for your location.  That information should 
be readily available on the Internet.

73 de VK3JED

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