[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna direction calibration

David Palmer KB5WIA kb5wia at amsat.org
Thu Jul 18 10:15:59 PDT 2013

I actually use the sun for aligning the antennas.  SatPC32 comes with
a program called SuM, which can point the antennas directly at the sun
(or moon!).  To align the antennas, I look at the shadow of the
antennas on the ground, and adjust until the shadow is minimum size.
It's really easy, (and you don't need to look at the sun to do this
type of alignment).



On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 8:29 PM, Rodney Waln <kc0zhf at yahoo.com> wrote:
> hi, well i will through my $0.2 in, for my home station to get as accurate as i can,
> i listen for a satellite beacon on one of the SSB's set the radio to track and satpc32 to track,
> have a radio or wireless mic and take an ht to the roof with me,when i hear the cw tone that sounds
> ok i am set. then fine tune things from there, mind you i am at a 10* handicap do to thre hills around me,
> so it takes a few tries,
> i also do it almost the same way for or portable, but you get the idea, the FM sat's are point and shoot,
> Rodney
> kc0zhf

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