E X A C T L Y !!! Mark .. AA6DX
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From: "Don Havlicek" <email@example.com>
Cc: "TowerTalk Discussion Group (E-mail)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How to align a beam
> Your question is going to raise a storm of answers to the same question
> as it was asked many times in the past.
> The simple answer is: Point your beam at the North Star .. that's
> NORTH. You can walk out in your yard and determine which direction is
> south by aligning your tower with Polaris. Where you are standing in
> due South of the tower. Put a stake in the ground there. Aim your
> antenna towards the place you have marked as South ... or directly away
> from South .. that's North!
> David Cook wrote:
> > I'm getting ready to raise my first beam antenna and am wondering how to
> > the directional alignment. I know the magnetic declination here in the
> > about 20 degrees, and will adjust for that. But what's a good method for
> > sighting the thing in with a compass when it's way the heck up in the
> > Or is it that critical?