[amsat-bb] G5500 Bearing
n4ufo at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 22 04:10:48 UTC 2015
I use Google maps on satellite view to determine a distant landmark (like a tree in neighbor's yard) that is true north of my antennas and then eye sight that along the antenna boom.
-----Oh... hang on, this may be an important point I've been missing all this
time, but this means one must determine the magnetic declination for
their QTH? Up to this point I had been just aiming my yagi via compass
and leaving it at that.
Sorry to hijack the thread here, but if this is the case, then the
difference between magnetic and true north will be very different
depending on your location.
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