[amsat-bb] Smartphone (compass) apps which show true north?
johnbrier at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 03:13:10 UTC 2018
I say you get a real compass and at least use it to verify the phone.
My android phones have never been that great with cardinal directions.
In fact, today it had north and south completely reversed. Hadn't seen
that in a while, but it happens.
73, John Brier KG4AKV
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:22 PM, Mike Diehl <diehl.mike.a at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> I Used the Free ver It worked great on top of my roof setting up my beam
>> 73 De Don KA9QJG
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Philip
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:55 PM
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>> 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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