What is your Lat-Long?

Jerry Fray jefray at comsys.net
Thu Sep 5 02:27:19 EDT 1996

David -

David B Curtis wrote: 
> Jerry,
>    Watch out Jerry.... we'll take away your nerd credentials for saying things
> like that!  A *real* nerd will work all night long to do with a computer
> something that only takes 10 minutes by less techno-whizzy methods!
Oh NO! Besides "repeater police" we have nerd police too! Never woulda
thunkit! :0>
>    Seriously... good suggestion.  Never would have thought of that.
Gee thanks!

Jerry KB9NMU
"No Code - No HF....Know Code KNOW HF!"

>From harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole)  Wed Sep  4 20:08:25 1996
From: harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole) (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 15:08:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Crank up tower fixing
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.960904150059.2944H-100000 at Pegasus>

Tnx to all who responded to my query abt cold galvanizing sprays.  Cum. of
advice was clean rust off, spray, check often.  I just used some "paint
right over rust" product named Hammermill.  Painted it over some very
heavy rusted metal saw horse legs.  WOW, this stuff really works.  Will
let you know after a year of outdoor Fla. exposure of lasting qualities.

Meanwhile, upon a tip from this reflector, I checked the pully rollers
(the little cupped-in-the-middle wheels that carry the crank-up cables
around corners) on my HD-70 HyGain crank-up tower.  All were ok except one
which is about half worn out one side of the cup/groove.  When all worn
out, the cable will slip and bind into the space between the worn pully
wheel and the pully housing and BIND FOR GOOD.
Of course, my bad wheel in on the top section of tower.  Changing it will
be easy.  Failure would mean that I could no longer crank down the tower.
Check those pully wheels, guys!!!  de K4VUD

>From n2uck at juno.com (Roman S Makuch)  Thu Sep  5 01:39:11 1996
From: n2uck at juno.com (Roman S Makuch) (Roman S Makuch)
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 16:39:11 PST
Subject: COM3/COM4 on Win95
References: <199609032315.XAA19619 at pipe4.la1.usa.pipeline.com>
Message-ID: <19960904.165541.7959.3.n2uck at juno.com>

Get something that works and tell Microsoft and it's greedy president to
stuff Windows95 up his wazoo.

73 de Roman, N2UCK
On Tue, 3 Sep 1996 23:15:35 GMT ac6ef at usa.pipeline.com (Terry Dunlap)
>Sorry for the bandwidth, but this is at least as relevant as 300 
>call messages....... 
>Trying to add COM3 & COM4 to a Win 95 system.  Any tips?  Do I want a 
>board or a regular ISA board that I can manipulate?  What DOS programs 
>run under Win95 and handle COM3/COM4 and the weird IRQs?  CT?  TR?  
>So far, using a ISA board and manually changing the configuration in 
>95, COM3 locks up COM1 and COM4 locks up COM2 like the IRQs are being
>I'm not re-inventing the wheel here.  What's everyone doing to 
>their rigs, rotors, TNCs, etc?? 
>Please email me directly to minimize bandwidth. 
>Thanks in advance.... 
>73 de Terry AC6EF 

>From steve at austin.ibm.com (Steve Runyon WQ5G 512-838-7008)  Wed Sep  4 23:07:17 1996
From: steve at austin.ibm.com (Steve Runyon WQ5G 512-838-7008) (Steve Runyon WQ5G 512-838-7008)
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 96 16:07:17 -0600
Subject: More on What is your Lat-Long?
Message-ID: <9609042107.AA21626 at runyon.austin.ibm.com>

I played around with the tiger mapping page that Craig mentioned...
and as he noted it does not show the lat/long on the map. I also discovered
that it apparently does not allow decimal points, commas or minus 
signs in the labels. 

However, I was able to put a marker on the map 
with my lat/long in the following manner:
30r43177x97r6090    <-- since my lat/long is 30.43177 , -97.6090

I could then download the map and print it locally.

A pretty impressive page, tnx Craig!
73 de Steve 
------- Forwarded Message
For those upcoming contests that need a grid-square, or if you are just 
someone like me who likes to know their lat-long to the nth degree, I found 
what I think is a good WWW site. Point your browser at 
"http://tiger.census.gov". This is the census bureau tiger mapping service. 
As briefly as I can explain:

1.  Near the bottom of the form, either fill in your known approximate 
lat-long, or it will take a city and state.

2. On the first map you create, zoom in until you start to recognize major 
highways, rivers, whatever.

3. You can redraw the map with a new center by just clicking on the current 
map in the place that you want the new center to be. Do this before you zoom 
in too close to avoid getting lost.

4. You should soon be able to recognize your neighborhood. When you can 
click on where your house would be, do so.

5. You can now put a marker and/or a label on your qth. Look at the lat-long 
info on the bottom right side of the page when you are sure you are centered 
as close as can be. Put this same info in the boxes on the bottom left of 
the page and select your marker type and label (I used my call).

6. You can now download the final map with a dot and label on your qth. I 
converted it from a .gif to a .bmp and superimposed the lat long info on top 
of it. Remember to write down the final lat-long info from the bottom right 
of the page. Unfortunately, it will not be shown on the map.

7. Now, hope that the info is accurate. I can not attest to that. Run it 
through one of the algorithms that computes grid squares.

8. Have fun.

				Craig - N7ENU
				45.393066 N
				122.2692  W 	       

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