Determine Antenna Orientation With An Azimuth Map

One easy way to determine the best orientation for your antenna is to use an azimuth map; a world map which has been set so that all the directions on that map are real antenna directions from one central point.

These maps allow you to see the compass bearing from your QTH to other DXCC entities.

Free azimuth maps may be generated using these on-line services:

More information about azimuth maps and ham radio is presented in the Antenna Direction and Azimuth Map article by the Finnish International DX Group.

Technical information about the azimuthal equidistant projection is available on Wikipedia.