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 To: [TowerTalk] How to align a beam aa6dx@pacbell.net (AA6DX) Sat Aug 9 19:53:48 2003
 ``` E X A C T L Y !!! Mark .. AA6DX ----- Original Message ----- From: "Don Havlicek" To: Cc: "TowerTalk Discussion Group (E-mail)" Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 4:35 PM Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] How to align a beam > Dave, > 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! > Don > N8DE > > David Cook wrote: > > I'm getting ready to raise my first beam antenna and am wondering how to do > > the directional alignment. I know the magnetic declination here in the NW is > > 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 air? > > Or is it that critical? > > ```
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