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

David Johnson dave at thejohnsonsonline.net
Sat Dec 29 00:35:58 PST 2012


It's on the list of ideas for HamSatDroid but the compass sensors do need
regular calibration so cannot be guaranteed to work reliably.

The Galaxy S is really bad at loosing calibration :-(

On 29 Dec 2012 00:38, "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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