[chirp_users] Lat + Long => WW Locator

Martin Kratoska martin at ok1rr.com
Thu Jul 6 13:53:20 PDT 2017


I am possibly in wrong forum.

I am a ham radio operator (call sign OK1RR) for 50 years, active 
primarily on CW (Morse Telegraphy). Now I should be a new owner of a 
Kenwood VHF/UHF Transceiver which I plan to use for talking to local 
friends, possibly using a repeater. Also, frequencies outside of Ham 
Radio bands are out of scope. Anyway, local roundups are quite marginal 
for me, my hobby is and will remain Morse Telegraphy and contacts to 
rare remote places (for hams who knows what 'country', 'DXCC' means - I 
have 345 DXCC countries confirmed).

Anyway, Lat/Long is for me not a problem. I wanted to say that for ham 
radio operators in Europe is more convenient to use the WW Locator...

My apologies to freaks of Search and Rescue services, military etc. I am 
not keen of these things and never will be due to lack of interest.

Regards,

Martin
(Prague, Czech)

Dne 6.7.2017 v 19:25 Kenneth L. Bechtel, II napsal(a):
> Just to put it out there, many services, such as Search and Rescue use UTM,
> so agreeing on a standard is a good thing.
> 
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> Kratoska
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> Subject: [chirp_users] Lat + Long => WW Locator
> 
> Esteemed reflectees,
> 
> here is my humble suggestion:
> 
> use WW Locator (ie. JO70FB) everywhere, where geographical coordinates (Lat,
> Long) are requested. We in EU using mostly WW Locator for such purposes,
> some guys are not comfortable with coordinates...
> 
> 73,
> Martin, OK1RR
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