[amsat-bb] Re: antenna direction calibration
ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 07:11:46 PDT 2013
There's also the Heavens Above website, which will tell you exactly when local Noon is. The Sun will be at 180 degrees Az at that time. The disadvantage of this is that it will also be high in the sky, reducing accuracy. Unless you're at a high latitude... Bob wins on this one.
Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
>Only if your program is accurate and operating correctly. The Sun is
>a smooth mover, at say Noon, it is not due south in AZ all the time.
>The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>On 7/14/2013 11:06 PM, George Henry wrote:
>> The sun is probably even better...
>> George, KA3HSW
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob- W7LRD" <w7lrd at comcast.net>
>> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:29 PM
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] antenna direction calibration
>>> You'd think I would have this figured out by now. I never paid very
>>> close attention to exact antenna direction until now. I mean the
>>> satellite was always within the beam pattern. I tried the SuM part
>>> Satpc32. I am thinking of trying some EME, and I looked up the boom
>>> of the yagi' and I was about 8* high and maybe 10* to the right of
>>> the moon, still probably within the half power point of the beams.
>>> This is where the obsessive part comes along, should I use the moon
>>> as the "grand phooba" of calibration? Or compass true/mag. I mean
>>> moon is "pretty" consistent. As always the collective thoughts of
>>> this bb are never wrong.
>>> 73 Bob W7LRD
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