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

Dave Guimont dguimon1 at san.rr.com
Thu Dec 27 10:34:58 PST 2007

>     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!

Chiu-Teng Tsai

That will certainly work.  Use the North Star to calibrate your 
compass for deviation and variation at that location....Or the sun 
during the day.

Put a vertical 4' stick in the ground, and when its shadow is the 
shortest it is pointing to true north.

Moss on the side of a tree (south in your location) works, but not 
very accurate!!!

            73, Dave, WB6LLO
                dguimon1 at san.rr.com

                    Disagree: I learn....

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