[amsat-bb] Smartphone (compass) apps which show true north?

Mike Diehl diehl.mike.a at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 21:22:40 UTC 2018

First result on a google search for “android true north” is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.q9tech.tool.compass&hl=en

As far as iOS users go, the stock compass app has a true north option. 

Mike Diehl

> On Feb 13, 2018, at 15:31, KA9QJG <KA9QJG at COMCAST.NET> wrote:
> I use this on My android phone  AndroiTS GPS Test
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androits.gps.test.pro&hl=e
> n
> I Used the Free ver  It worked  great on  top of my roof  setting up my beam
> ants 
> 73 De Don KA9QJG 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Philip
> Jenkins
> Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:55 PM
> 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
> (or both)?
> Philip N4HF
> 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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