I used this site http://home.att.net/~katzmann/ to get to a freeware
program that printed out a Great Circle map centered on my QTH (well,
Washington, DC anyway.) No prefixes listed. Instead, I laid out several
azimuthal lines from m QTH to the major DX areas (northern Europe, southern
Europe, eastern VK, JA, etc.) I put the prefixes at the ends of the bearing
lines, outside the edge of the map.
Also, FYI the site has a pretty interesting PDF on Edwin Armstrong's
original paper on FM technology.
Gene Smar AD3F
From: N2TK, Tony <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: 'Dan Arney' <email@example.com>; 'Dave Bernstein' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: 'Towertalk (E-mail)' <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, March 17, 2003 6:15 AM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Great circle bearing chart
>Hi Dan. Was looking for a one sheet of paper way of having the prefix and
>beam heading. This way, if I don't have a program running or I am doing
>something else, I have a quick reference.
>Found it at K3RL's site. It's shareware called Beamhead.
>From: Dan Arney [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Monday, March 17, 2003 00:37
>To: Dave Bernstein
>Cc: email@example.com; 'Towertalk (E-mail)'
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Great circle bearing chart
>As far as I know all of the logging programs present all of that info.
>I think there are some Shareware ones for free if too cheap to pay a
>token amount for shareware.
>I understand Shel W6EL quit doing his program due to all of the el
>cheapo's sharing his propagation info. and costing him money to produce
>it. This from him to me not gossip.
>You all need to support the people that spend their time and effort to
>produce programs to benefit the hobby.
>See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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