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ON3VNA
Johan Pollet
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ON3VNA
Ham Since 2009
Belgium

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DJ-596 VHF-UHF Portable transceiver.
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Murphy hits my digital compass

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6/21/2010 11:08:13 PM (1 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


This weekend Murphy passed by. When checking the direction of the magnetic loop mounted on the antenna rotor, the digital compass hitted the ground and resulted in ..... of course
the lcd display of the compass broken into 4 parts.

This brought me up to the following idea:

Let's check whats in that digital compass that has costed me 15 Euro.

What if we could use this compass to mount on the antenna rotor in order to get the bearing ?

What if we trow in some controller hook it up to HRD-antenna rotor software and reuse for an automated antenna controller?

To be continued ...


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by WD0GOF 6/25/2010 9:29:59 PM

Have you heard of O'Mally's axiom to Murphy's law.
"MURPHY WAS AN OPTOMIST."

73'S WALT WD0GOF


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