[amsat-bb] Re: antenna direction calibration

Joe nss at mwt.net
Mon Jul 15 05:39:26 PDT 2013

Only if your program is accurate and operating correctly. The Sun is not 
a smooth mover, at say Noon, it is not due south in AZ all the time.

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
On 7/14/2013 11:06 PM, George Henry wrote:
> 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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