[amsat-bb] proper way?
K4FEG at k4feg.com
Mon Feb 25 08:33:02 PST 2013
/*A question for all of the wizards out there!!*//*
/*WHAT IS THE ACCEPTED METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE DISTANCES BETWEEN 2
STATIONS ON THE SATELLITES?*/
I am curious as to what is the accepted "/*gold standard*/"?
There are several calculators and most are somewhat in agreement but
some are not.
I just recently found out, myself, that the grid square system is broken
down to even smaller units than I imagined. it appears that the
divisions continue in the same 2 to 1 ratio and is therefore variable in
dimension based on you location on the planet./(closer to the equator
the larger the grid further north or south of the equator the smaller
It seems that my exact location can be found by entering
/*EM55aj84ta*//in the satellite mode on the APRS.fi website, you can
actually see my satellite antennas on the back deck of my house with
those coordinates! (actually my "old antennas")
/One additional question for the learned subscribers of this bulletin board!
Is there a distance calculator that can accept up to 10 Alpha/Numeric
qualifiers for ultra accurate distance calculations? Or does anyone have
an idea how I could create one using EXCEL spreadsheet with embedded
Thank You all
Frank K4FEG EM55aj84ta
Also I have some forms I have created for multiple contacts on the
satellites, these are EXCEL based forms, one is a "Log/Label" it fits on
a standard Avery 2x4 shipping label and is an embedded EXCEL table that
will let you list up to 7 contacts on a Mini Log on the back of your QSL
card, works great with a "rover" station in different grid squares, I'd
be happy to share it with any one that wants the file!
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