[amsat-bb] Smartphone (compass) apps which show true north?
KA9QJG at COMCAST.NET
Tue Feb 13 20:31:40 UTC 2018
I use this on My android phone AndroiTS GPS Test
I Used the Free ver It worked great on top of my roof setting up my beam
73 De Don KA9QJG
From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Philip
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:55 PM
To: AMSAT BB
Subject: [amsat-bb] Smartphone (compass) apps which show true north?
I'd rather not wade through the process of downloading and installing the
various multitudes of compass apps to see which of them can indicate true
north (handy for doing satellite demos when you're not at home, and don't
know or don't have the magnetic declination of that location).
My phone doesn't seem to have a magnetometer anyway (from the error messages
I'm getting when I've tried a few compass apps).
Do any of these apps use GPS to show true north, and not just magnetic north
P.S. I have an Android phone and tablet, but I'm sure iPhone users could
find this info useful as well.
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