[amsat-bb] Garmin ETREX10 maidenhead grids ??

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Apr 1 22:32:08 UTC 2020


On the newer Garmin eTrex receivers, you can make use of the Trip
Computer function to display both latitude/longitude and Maidenhead
grid locator. That function also allows a third bit of data to be
displayed, and I put the Accuracy figure on there. Then I can take
a picture of the GPS display, see my location in two formats, and
ensure that the accuracy is within the 20-foot limit as specified
in ARRL's VUCC rules. Someone told me about this a few years ago,
and I have used that with my eTrex 20 and eTrex 20X receivers since
then. You have to set the default position format as "Maidenhead",
in order to get that and latitude/longitude on the Trip Computer.

I have a PDF in my Dropbox space http://dropbox.wd9ewk.net/ (look
in folder "Garmin_eTrex") that explains how I set this up. I have
also sent a copy of this directly to KC7MG, to answer his original


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On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 10:19 PM saguaroastro via AMSAT-BB <
amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:

> One note. I had tried to set up two fields , one with lat-lon the other
> maidenhead. The trouble they options are for location, so though you can
> select the fiels twice it will be one or the other format. My solution was
> to use my back up unit and have one ste for each. Clunky, but it
> worked.73Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)

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