[CQ-Contest] TBDC Unknown Grid - don't trust buck.com for grids

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Tue Dec 30 17:14:16 EST 2003

I guess then that you'd just have to scratch the QSO if the other person
doesn't know his grid square.

Is it permissible during the contest to ask him what city he's in
(hopefully he's in a city) and then tell him what grid square he is in?
Hopefully he's in a place where it can be quickly determined.

Zack W9SZ

On Tue, 30 Dec 2003, Dave wrote:

> Zack W9SZ suggested:
> > Assuming he was operating from home, you can get the grid square from
> > http://www.buck.com.  Follow the links to callsign lookup.
> Setting aside the propriety of filling in the exchange post-contest,
> buck.com is an unreliable source for grid info.  I've tried several times to
> get it to show my correct grid (GN37).  It took the lat/long info, but shows
> a grid reference (GO62er) almost 700km away.  That would have me bobbing
> around out in the ocean.
> Dave VO1AU

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