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Re: Now HERE is a stupid question...



True North   all maps are true noth



At 03:00 AM 12/26/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Fellow Hams:
>
>I'm about to install my first az/el satellite antenna system (yeah!).  The
>stupid question is:
>
>When I align my antennas, do I use magnetic north or true north?  If the
>answer is true north, how do I find my "offset value" to add or subtract
>from magnetic north?  Is there any offset for elevation?
>
>The point being, (other than the obvious being able to point my antennas at
>the darn satellite) I want to automate my system eventually, and I was
>wondering what the satellite tracking programs use.
>
>Just wondering...
>
>Thanks,
>Tim
>K3TZ
>
>
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