[CQ-Contest] SH5 Station Location Errors

XV4Y (Yan) xv4y at nature-mekong.com
Tue Dec 8 20:57:59 EST 2015

Hi John,

I think your e-mail got lost in the "Category hopping" discussion tsunami, which purpose I don't understand at all.

Regarding "geographical" stats, I don't know how SH5 determines it.
However with QScope you can manually set your "main station" locator and run the stats.
Accuracy of the results will depend on the contacted station locator information found in your log.
Usually Cabrillo log does not contain locator info, and data will be "guessed" from AD1C Country-Files informations, sometime accuracy will be as bad as a whole country (pretty large for the US, Australia, Russia or China).

Yannick DEVOS - XV4Y

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> Anyone know how SH5 determines your station location/grid square? I'm using it to compare a few logs and it often shows the wrong grid square for the station that produced the Cabrillo file.
> For example, the LOCATION: in the .log file says FM19 (as does the location setting in SH5) but in the MAIN report it shows location as FN10, for other logs it shows EM73 when they are FM19.
> Not that big of a problem, but would throw off distance and heading calcs - any idea how to fix?
> 73 John K3TN

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