[WriteLog] 6 digit grid direction calculation anomaly
w3sz at comcast.net
Wed Jan 16 15:43:19 EST 2008
I am wondering if I am doing something wrong with WriteLog.
I am in grid FN20ag and have this entered into WriteLog, and it appears
properly in the 'mygrid' field in the entry windows.
If I type into the grid field grids that have the same first 5 digits
as mine, I get anomalous results for those grids due south of me
The direction for all of these grids should be 180 [degrees], but the
direction WriteLog displays alternates between 0 and 180 degrees. I
For FN20ah and above I get 0 as I should.
I also find that if I put in the call we3c and have the HamCall lookup
feature enabled, WriteLog pulls up the correct grid, FN20bj, but gives
a heading of 311 whereas if I manually enter FN20bj [or just change the
last digit of the gridsquare from j to j], I get the approximately
correct heading of 27 degrees.
Am I doing something wrong?
Could someone else confirm or deny that they get similar anomalous
results with 6 digit grid squares directly south of them in the same 4
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