[amsat-bb] Garmin ETREX10 maidenhead grids ??
saguaroastro at cox.net
Wed Apr 1 22:50:30 UTC 2020
Patrick, thanks, I'll check it out.73Rick Tejera (K7TEJ)Saguaro Astronomy ClubWww.saguaroastro.orgThunderbird Astronomy ClubWww.w7tbc.org
-------- Original message --------From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> Date: 4/1/20 15:32 (GMT-07:00) To: saguaroastro <saguaroastro at cox.net>, AMSAT <amsat-bb at amsat.org> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Garmin ETREX10 maidenhead grids ?? Rick, On the newer Garmin eTrex receivers, you can make use of the TripComputer function to display both latitude/longitude and Maidenheadgrid locator. That function also allows a third bit of data to be displayed, and I put the Accuracy figure on there. Then I can takea 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 sincethen. 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/ (lookin folder "Garmin_eTrex") that explains how I set this up. I havealso sent a copy of this directly to KC7MG, to answer his originalquestion. 73!Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK http://www.wd9ewk.net/Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWKOn 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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