Charlie, this sounds like an excellent solution - potentially much less
involved than the old way of using MicroDem and the USGS website. If
you can provide a few more details, I'll be glad to write it up, and I'd
bet that N6BV and the ARRL will be interested in making it available on
the ARRL web-site. Dean and I wrote most of the old instructions you'll
find, but it always was a PITA because USGS kept changing their web-site.
73, Pete N4ZR
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On 8/16/2011 9:12 PM, Charlie Carroll wrote:
> Door's abt to close, so have to be brief. Of late, I have taken to
> semi-automatically extracting terrain data from Google Earth. I dump this
> info into an Excel spreadsheet for the number crunching. Pretty painless to
> do something like ten foot intervals out to 10k feet.
> 73 charlie, k1xx
> Grant Saviers<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Can some one share a pointer for up to date instructions for grabbing
>> the terrain data from the web for HFTA? Every instruction I've found is
>> hopelessly out of sync with the current terrain data web site.
>> Grant KZ1W
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