Re: Bearing, Distant and Cont.
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Thanks for your follow up. It does You missed this portion of the FAQ here:
The bearing and distance works best for DX. With versions 1.8 and later, I have included the latitude and longitude of the state capitals so, when you enter the state, the calculations should reflect the bearing and distance from your QTH to the state capital. Additionally, Jim's country files now include the Lat & Long for some US call areas. Click View > Country List to see which ones.
Also, some of the callbook lookup options return Lat and Long and AC Log will use these values to calculate bearing and distance. In addition, if you are recording the grid square, the bearing and distance will update based on the value you enter in the grid square field.
So, in short, as long as you are accurately providing both your Lat / Long as well as the station you are working's Lat / Long, the values should update accordingly, but if the data source for call book lookup isn't returning that data (not all services have the data for all contacts), there is no way for AC Log to perform the calculation.
Here is an example of the calculation where QRZ data is used, which accurately shows a local ham, just 5 miles away from me:
From: Dennis Wage <dwage@...>
Sent: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 3:47 pm
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Bearing, Distant and Cont.
Yeah I knew that. I was just wondering why you couldn't subistitube the lat and lon with the data from QRZ.