I'm still snowbirding in sometimes sunny Sunrise, FL and reading the mail every
day. I've recently been reading about queries for a "Grey line globe." I also
noticed that one is available for "only" $325. I have no wish to disparage
anyone who has the money to burn for one of these beauties.... or for that
matter the $1000 world map advertised in some of the magazines that shows the
shifting day/night line and it's changing shape with the seasons..... however,
perhaps I'm grossly mistaken that all, or most of you don't know about a
fantastic little program that runs on your computer that does exactly the same
thing..... and is totally FREE!!!! Yes! I said the four letter "F" word.
Please forgive my slip of the tongue.
I thought every ham knew about "GeoClock." I love this program so much I even
paid to register it and get all manner of really neat maps to go with it along
with the changing time clocks for all those places of the world. Here's what
their website has to say about the program.......
"GeoClock shows the current time (based on your computer's clock) with a high
quality map of the earth. The current sun position is displayed, and the parts
of the earth in sunlight and twilight are highlighted. This display is
automatically updated every few seconds. Local sunrise, sunset, the sun's
azimuth and elevation, and times around the world are also displayed. A variety
of map backgrounds and other options are available. A graphics adapter and hard
disk are required. GeoClock is an EGA-VGA-SVGA program operating in the 16
GeoClock is distributed as shareware. The registered versions include the zoom,
distance measuring, and city time display functions, and at least 40 maps. The
GeoClock RBBS can be reached at (703) 241-7980, with modem settings of N-8-1"
The program can be downloaded from this website:
Now I don't work for this company and I receive no compensation or remuneration
from them. I love their software and think every DX'er does or should have it.
One of the really nice features of the program is that it instantly shows you
which way to find True...N..O.R..T....aaaah I can't say it. It's just too
Have fun guys.
Roger Elowitz, K2JAS
Still puzzling how someone who is retired can be "on vacation!"
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