archiv~1.txt: SETI-Grid Square Locators

SETI-Grid Square Locators

Noel C. Welstead ( (no email) )
Sun, 14 Mar 1999 09:03:32 +1000

Sear SETIzens,

About a week ago Dr Paul asked me to check out the grid square locator
program that is on the AARL site, in particular accuracy of the program
for the Southern Hemisphere.

I have spent some time looking at this and would like to post some links

that describe this system for those who are a bit unsure of how it all
works.

The AARL locator appears to supply the correct square location for my
station as does a few others. Some of the programs require you to put
in data that uses either plus (no sign) or (-) for south so if you are
not
careful you will get the wrong location. Also, some of the data is a
little
bit hard to read on the screen as the fonts are a little small. In any
case you
should print out the page if unsure of the characters just to get it
right.

Links-
www.atcon.com/~ve1rst/grid.htm
www.mtresearch.com.gridsqua.htm
www.bridge.de/~tom/maiden.htm

These are good places to check out the system and how it works. I would
recommend that you check your location on all three sites before
deciding
where you are.

Regards Noel C. Welstead
Volcor Brisbane Australia
Grid Square QG62LL