[amsat-bb] SO50 gridline protocol

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Jul 4 14:32:01 UTC 2015


Sorry for your loss.

If you do get on, all you need to say is something like "N1EN EM55/45
grid line." You must be right on the line, a GPS showing that you are
indeed at 90.0000 degrees West or a smartphone with a GPS app showing
that would be adequate. I suppose a satellite image of the house from
a site like ( http://no.nonsense.ee/qth/map.html ) and a picture of
you standing right at a position where the line runs through would be
adequate too in the unlikely event that the ARRL actually were to
request documentation.

LoTW supports up to four grids per QSL. When you create your station
location in tQSL, just enter "EM55,EM45" in the field for grid.


Paul, N8HM

On Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 9:53 AM, Michael Adams <mda at n1en.org> wrote:
> Due to a death in the family,  I am currently enroute to my parents' place in Memphis.
> I have a (not full duplex,  unfortunately) HT in my bag,  and I just discovered I had left my Elk in the car from Field Day.
> The 90th meridian passes through my old childhood bedroom.
> I was wondering, in case the opportunity arises,  what the protocol is for operating on a gridline,  and the subsequent LOTW record keeping.
> --
> Michael Adams | mda at n1en.org
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