Compass Headings

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Jarad8

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Have all gps settings, now how would u go about trying to aim a yagi in a direction. Searched a while with no luck, how can you Convert GPS Coordinates to Compass Headings maybe dumb but boy cannot find any thing out there.

Thanks People
Jarad
Evergreen,Co.
 

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Have all gps settings, now how would u go about trying to aim a yagi in a direction. Searched a while with no luck, how can you Convert GPS Coordinates to Compass Headings maybe dumb but boy cannot find any thing out there.

Thanks People
Jarad
Evergreen,Co.
gps coordinates will tell you where the point is. you need two gps points to calculate a bearing.

if you are just using the gps as a compass it will give you a heading, relative to true north or magnetic north depending on the settings of your reciever

to get a bearing to a site you want to aim aim your yagi at. First take a gps observation at the site that you want to listen to. Second go back to where your antenna is and 'go to' the site with your gps.

Your gps reciever will tell you how far and at what bearing it is from you, relative to north, turning clockwise from north., 0 is north, 90 is east 180 is south and 270 is east.

to find north with a gps compass you need to be moving, with out movement the reciever has no way to figure out which way it is facing

Depending on how your gps is set up your compass could be either magnetic north or true north, and depending where you are it can be two very differrent bearings.
 

Jarad8

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Big Thanks FCC site is perfect ! Dah, was only off about 40 degrees . Used my gps local then tower local converted to deg,min,sec boom perfect. Checked it against a tower I can almost see ,was right on.

Again Thank You People !
Jarad
 
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