archiv~1.txt: Re: SETI-Grid Square Locators

Re: SETI-Grid Square Locators

Noel C. Welstead ( (no email) )
Sun, 14 Mar 1999 15:31:45 +1000

Dear Gerry,
Your correct, the AARL calculator appears to be in error.
I checked several other sites and the AARL site is definately
different from the others. When I looked at the AARL answer
it seemed to look correct but the "7" is incorrect it should be a "2".
My glancing look mistook these number.

We should notify them that their calculator is providing erroneous
grid locations. Do you want to do it!!!!????

Regards Noel C. Welstead
Gerry Cavan wrote:

> "Noel C. Welstead" wrote:
>
> > 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
>
> Hi Noel
>
> Your GRID SQ. is now right.QG62LL
> But no matter how I enter your Lat -27 31 15 & Lon -152 57 30 in the ARRL
> calculator I get the wrong Grid Sq. QC67LL.
> Please have one more look.
> Thanks
>
> GERRY
> VE3EYR
> EN92ux