[amsat-bb] Re: Azimuth question

Ken Ernandes n2wwd at mindspring.com
Sat Jan 9 07:02:26 PST 2010

Azimuth is referenced to True North.

Some software might allow magnetic, but that would likely be an optional
alternative to true north.

73, Ken N2WWD

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Subject: [amsat-bb] Azimuth question

Is azimuth base on true or magnetic north When lining up the antenna system
for satellites?
When I looked it up, says true north.
Is that true for ALL satrellite tracking software?

One website says 12 degrees 58 seconds West is the magnetic declination.
So does that mean turn my antenna west by that amount from Magnetic north?

Randy - N2CUA

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