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#21

I will try that tomorrow on my laptop. I’m on my smartphone now and I have just installed an app from Play Store called QTH Locator szebel.
It finds my current location and gives me the 10 digit locator. Cool!
Thanks and 73,

Guru


#22

I’m curious. Why use grid squres when you can use Lat/Long? I know every one does it in contests etc and I will happily report my square but I dont understand why they are preferred/favoured etc.


#23

I guess it is for the grid squares collectors.
Using just Lat/Long would prevent them from ticking boxes whenever a new square has been worked.
I have seen that the QTH Locator szebel app is not very accurate because I know perfectly where I am now in the 10 digits locator grid and the app is placing me three 10 digit locator squares away of my actual position.
Cheers,

Guru


#24

For the reason given, it’s easier to say and remember IO74WV than 55.88N 4.13W.


#25

By changing some location configuration in my smartphone, I’ve got the app to exactly point to the 10 digits grid square I’m in now.
Perfect accuracy now.