[VHFcontesting] Get A Grip!

John D. Hays john at hays.org
Thu Sep 5 23:08:40 EDT 2002

Take a look at Idaho County, Idaho and try to figure out ZIP/Grid
correlation ....

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Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Get A Grip!

In a message dated 9/5/02 10:29:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
kb1grs at joelweber.org writes:
<< Another thing to consider, if requiring participants to have a GPS is
 undesireable, would be to allow five digit zip codes to be submitted,
 and 6 digit grids could be estimated from that.  People could still be
 strongly encouraged to submit accurate 6 digit grid square where
 they're available.

>From the comfort of my home, here is a link to a map of the area I plan on
operating from.  Zip Codes?  I'm luicky to know what County I'm in.
This clearly demonstrates why the VHF contest will NOT be equal across the
country. Regional is as equal as we can make  it.....
South Fork Mountain, 4800' elevation.
 <A HREF="http://topozone.com/map.asp?z=10&n=4993681&e=560182&s=200&u=2">
TopoZone - The Web's Topographic Map</A>

Thomas D. Popp
Clackamas, Oregon - CN85qk

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