[TowerTalk] Using an iPhone App to line up your antenna

David Robbins k1ttt at verizon.net
Wed Jan 4 11:51:27 PST 2012

maybe just use a real compass, lots cheaper than dropping an i-thingy off a tower!  personally i just line up antenna booms based on known directions of either guy wires or some convenient object in the distance.

Jan 4, 2012 02:34:48 PM, k3lr at k3lr.com wrote:

Sure would be handy if you could take your iPhone up the tower - place the
phone in line with the antenna boom - just off the tower (maybe with a nice
holder to keep it in place - bungee?). 

Then access a compass App that would tell you the true direction (magnetic
auto corrected by location). 

Would have to insure the iPhone and App were not affected by being close to
the aluminum boom or the tower. 

Has anyone ever done this with the iPhone and a compass App - accurately/


Tim K3LR


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