[pskmail] Re: aprs errors in pskmail

  • From: Kovelan <kovelan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 08:22:20 -0800 (PST)


i understand what your telling me, but that's how i'm entered the lat/lon's.
used the client's documentation to input the lat/lon, so don't think i'm doing
it wrong.

BUT, if you look on the map (findu.com) the icon shows up about 30-40
miles off.  it's as if the software is dropping a digit _after_ the decimal 
and i'm using the same lat/lon the Xastir software is using. 

this is what's got me stumped...


--- On Sat, 1/31/09, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [pskmail] Re: aprs errors in pskmail
To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009, 1:51 AM


the cient uses decimal degrees. I.e. 5 deg 30 minutes becomes  5.5000 when you 
put it in manually (edit->options).
West is minus, East is positive. So  5 degrees east is 5.0000, 5 degrees west
is -5.0000


Rein Pa0R

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: "Kovelan" <kovelan@xxxxxxxxx>
> Gesendet: 31.01.09 04:57:19
> An: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Betreff: [pskmail] aprs errors in pskmail

> Group,
> i've noticed that when I plug in aprs lat-lon's into my client
> (at the NWS) it's show up way-way off on a map. (me, not
> a gps handing out lat-lon's.)
> all that's needed is to look at findu.com and look for:
> KD5UMW-2 and KD5UMW. (the -2 is Xastir, and the
> KD5UMW is the HF.)
> is this a bug? or am i just plugging in the numbers wrong?
> (ie: wrong format, using: 29.4225w, -98.0173w)
> eddie (kd5wdq)



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