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digital compass / hello to the group

Greetings To All,
 I have been a ham for a little over a year and have been recently
BITTEN and INFECTED by the nasty old Amateur Satellite Bug.....Nasty
creature he is :)
Since then I joined Amsat and have assembled the makings of a modest
station.Icom IC-821, IC-910, Kenwood TH-D7A H/T, Arrow 2m/70cm
beam,Comet CF-416 Duplexer,Kenpro KR-500 Elevation rotor and a
Alliance HD-73-1 az rotor (needs a little repair work)......Well for
those of you still reading after my ramblings about how bad the Sat
Bug bit me......here goes with the real guestion........
  Since the Alliance AZ rotor is awaiting repair I would like to set
up the Arrow on a camera tripod and try to listen in on AO-51 with the
Kenwood HT....I have read a few articles on working AO-51 with your
HT....seen a couple good videos on UTUBE etc......One guy had what I
call a marine compass rigged to his Arrow beam/camera tripod that
worked even with the change in elevation that would cause a regular
"pocket compass" to go haywire.......I am curious if anyone uses a
Digital Compass? One that might display the heading in degrees...not
just North....NE/ East etc.....? even with changes in elevation.....or
must a digital compass be held parallel to the earth to read correctly



I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn
how to do it.
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