[amsat-bb] Why 6 digit grid locator in Europe?
ec4tr.luis at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 12:33:08 UTC 2016
Yes, it's a bad habit in europe, but when I give all four digits, people
again asked by the two last digits and it is worse yet.
As the saying goes, "the cure is worse than the disease".
Let us try to get used to everybody.
El 17/02/2016 a las 9:01, Fabio escribió:
> Hello Juan,
> 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 canÂ´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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