[amsat-bb] Re: antenna direction calibration

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Sun Jul 14 21:06:03 PDT 2013

The sun is probably even better...

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob- W7LRD" <w7lrd at comcast.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:29 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] antenna direction calibration

> You'd think I would have this figured out by now. I never paid very close 
> attention to exact antenna direction until now. I mean the satellite was 
> always within the beam pattern. I tried the SuM part of Satpc32. I am 
> thinking of trying some EME, and I looked up the boom of the yagi' and I 
> was about 8* high and maybe 10* to the right of the moon, still probably 
> within the half power point of the beams. This is where the obsessive part 
> comes along, should I use the moon as the "grand phooba" of calibration? 
> Or compass true/mag. I mean the moon is "pretty" consistent. As always the 
> collective thoughts of this bb are never wrong.
> 73 Bob W7LRD
> Seattle

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