[amsat-bb] Why 6 digit grid locator in Europe?
roccaf at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 08:01:54 UTC 2016
I agree with you. The 6 digits locator here in Europe comes from the terrestrial communications rules and it has never been changed for satellites.
On digital EME modes, for example, the 4 digits is the standard worldwide and on cw EME is often not used.
The real question is why do we have to we have to transmit our locator:
-locators awards (4 digits are enough)
-to beam the station (6 digits are more precise)
Considered that we are beaming a satellite or the moon.... I think the second answer has not to be considered
> On 17 Feb 2016, at 08:20, Juan Antonio Fernandez <ea4cyq at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can´t understand it.
> My thinking:
> - Any award needs 6 digits
> - Time on SATs is limited, Why to waste it trying to understand something
> - Other places, such as USA, only use 4 digits from years
> - To wrap up, all are advantages
> Anybody knows some reason why should we follow using 6 digits?
> If there is not a strong reason, I think we should start using 4 digits
> Juan Antonio
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