[amsat-bb] Re: Four Grids from one location
Edward R Cole
kl7uw at acsalaska.net
Wed Jul 21 09:00:31 PDT 2010
I am not sure what the requirements are for VUCC, WAS, DXCC & other
awards but for valid contacts from rovers in ARRL VHF Contests there
is a requirement that the rover moves a min distance between
grids. This is to prevent a method of shortcutting contacts called
grid circling. So, even with a GPS, it may be necessary to move
physically to register the proper six digit grid. Can you imagine
the number of grids that intersect at the north of south pole?
Ed - KLUW
At 06:43 AM 7/21/2010, Andrew Glasbrenner wrote:
>Lee Ernstrom wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I was wondering if anyone has operated from one point where four grid
> > squares meet. There is a location just a few miles to the west of where I
> > operated portable from yesterday in Idaho where DN31, DN41, DN32, and DN42
> > meet. The terrain looks a little rugged but in about a week or
> so I'm going
> > to drive back up there and check it out with my GPS. It looks like the
> > location is off the dirt road about 1/4 mile so there will be a little
> > hiking involved.
> > WA7HQD
> > Lee Ernstrom
> > Syracuse, Utah DN31xb
>Long time back, I worked KK5YY (now SK) from a 4 grid point in SW Texas.
>I'm scouting locations now to do the same thing during my SD trip next
>month. A snapshot of the GPS at the exact intersection is a very good idea.
>73, Drew KO4MA
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