[WriteLog] Beam Headings

Georgek5kg@aol.com Georgek5kg@aol.com
Tue, 2 Apr 2002 15:06:54 EST

In a message dated 4/2/02 2:58:08 PM Greenwich Standard Time, 
rloranger@sympatico.ca writes:

> However I noticed that the beam headings for any USA or Canadian
> stations are 261 and 266 deg. respectively, no matter where the actual
> station is. For the rest of the world, all is fine.

Bob, it is my understanding that WL only gives beam headings for the center 
of each country.  Obviously, from VE, a single beam heading for VE and W 
doesn't make much sense, but now you know why.  You may think that the beam 
headings to countries in the rest of the world work ok, but they too are only 
to a single location in each country.  Look at VK for example, and you will 
see that you have only one beam heading for the huge land mass of VK.

WL would need exact lat/long data for each station in order to calculate a 
correct azimuth and, of course, that is not provided in WL.

73, Geo, K5KG  

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