Thanks Meter 303
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Near Metro Atlanta, GA
Compass is off exactly 90 degrees...
With tailgating season upon us, I had downloaded a few compass apps and satellite finder apps to set up my DirecTV dish while tailgating. I realized quickly that my compass is off 90 degrees. The needle is really pointing West when it says it is North. I have tried it in various places to insure I had no magnetic interference.
So I need to point my dish around an azimuth of 208-210 degrees(SW), the compass has me pointing SE instead which I know is not right based on dishpointer.com
I have downloaded multiple Sat. Dish pointer apps and compass apps, and none have been right. I have done the figure 8-pattern to try to calibrate. I have rotated it on all its axes and it didn't help either.
The funny thing is if I use an app like Google Sky Maps, it shows me the sun in relation to the sky accurately etc..., but if you move that app around the horizon the directions it tells me I am pointing are also wrong on Sky Maps(ie North is West etc....).
Any thoughts on what I could do?
Edit: Rebooting the phone will get it to work correctly for a short period of time, then it messes up again, and only a reboot will fix it.