[amsat-bb] Re: Smartphone app antenna pointing???

Clayton Coleman kayakfishtx at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 16:24:20 PST 2012

In my opinion, GoSatWatch for the Apple iPhone devices is the winner in
this department.  The application utilizes the GPS and gyroscopes built
into the phone to accurately show you where the satellite is currently
tracking in the sky.   I tested with exactly what you suggested GoSatWatch
on an iPhone 3GS and it was nearly flawless when compared to my nearby
laptop running SatPC32.

On Dec 28, 2012 1:16 PM, "Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-717-1197" <faunt at panix.com>

> It seems to me that some smartphones have sensors for elevation and
> azimuth, and the capacity to calculate those for satellite passes.
> Has anyone combined all that so that one could just attach the 'phone to
> the antenna boom and have it indicate where to point it?
> This would be particularly useful for the analog sats, since very little
> attention would need to be paid to antenna pointing.
> 73, doug
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