Re: CY9M -- error in database entry


Dave AA6YQ
 

My response below is incorrect.

If SpotCollector is configured to "lookup missing location info", it
performs a DXCC Database lookup of CY9M, which produces a grid square of
FN97we. However, since this is a DXCC database lookup, the grid square is
trimmed to 4 characters to convey "not accurate enough for award tracking".
Spot Database Entry's "DX Grid" column is set to FN97, and the azimuth is
computed based on that grid square.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ

-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave
AA6YQ
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:34 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [dxlab] CY9M -- error in database entry

AA6YQ comments below
-----Original Message-----
From: dxlab@yahoogroups.com [mailto:dxlab@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Joe
Subich, W4TV
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:21 PM
To: dxlab@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [dxlab] CY9M -- error in database entry


> DXV has to be getting the incorrect lat & long from somewhere, but >
where???

SpotCollector is sending it only FK97 which DXV interprets as the Center of
the 2 x 1 box (e.g., FK97mm) rather than the more accurate data in the DXCC
database.

Fortunately, the inaccuracy is only a problem for those relatively close and
north or south of CY9 (e.g., eastern VE1, eastern VE2 and VO2)

and can be eliminated by unchecking "Capture location info from
notes" on
the Configuration window's General tab.

73,

Dave, AA6YQ



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