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GPS Tracker - Can it affect the compass?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JKDSensei, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. JKDSensei

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    Anyone have a GPS tracker on their bird close to the Compass?
    I'm using a TK109B (and love it btw).

    Considering moving mine to within 3 inches of the compass and not sure if it will have any adverse affect.

    I'll definitely look at the mod values after moving it (if I do) and probably do a compass recalibration but if someone else has already been there and done that and has some experience .....
     
  2. Fyod

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    Searching for "tracker compass" shows 199 results. ;)
     
  3. JKDSensei

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    Looking for someone active, with a TK109 preferably.....who has moved it to a location closer to the GPS from a previous location.

    Didn't see anything quite matching that criteria

    Thanks
     
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  4. msinger

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    Many people have trackers mounted in various places. I've never seen anyone mention if affects the compass. If you're worried about it though, it should be easy enough to mount it on the other side.
     
  5. dirkclod

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    I have had mine just a several inches from it with never any issue's .
    The only thing is when you put it where ever you do you have to do the dance .
    Then if you ever move it you have to do it again .