what gps for grid squares?

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by K5VZD, Mar 12, 2018.

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  1. N2PPK

    N2PPK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use an iPhone app called Maidenhead. Seems to work pretty well.

    According to my app, accurate to 33 feet right now from FN20ou17.
     
  2. KD4MOJ

    KD4MOJ Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Probably because the last I saw he/she was trying to build a bookcase/bed and having trouble with a voice response system on the phone... :)

    ...DOUG
    KD4MOJ
     
  3. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Get a cheap SiRFstarIII GPS module, an Arduino and a character display and roll your own.
     
  4. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I use the same app.

    Since its claimed accuracy is about 33 feet, when I've been "roving" and change grids, we always roll at least 50-60 feet into the grid to be pretty sure we're in it.
     
  5. AE7BT

    AE7BT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    The Apple App Store has one called Maidenhead Converter. Is that the one you mean?
    There is an app called just Maidenhead, but it is something else (not radio related).
     
  6. WB2WIK

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  7. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Even my old Garmin GPS-2 has a "Maidenhead" readout selectable. That should be good for 6 character Grid Squares. QRZ, MapQuest, etc. often give only a 4 character Grid Square, and that is based on the center of your Zip Code. That can be off by more than a mile, not just 33 feet.
     
  8. W5PFG

    W5PFG Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Here's an old shot of one of my previous GPS units. I now use a Garmin eTrex 30.

    gps.jpg
     
  9. W5PFG

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  10. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use the Maidenhead app on my iPhone.
     

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