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Geochron 4k Atlas 2 Ham Radio World Clock

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VA2PV, Oct 16, 2021.

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  1. VA2PV

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    Hello everyone, it's been awhile since I posted a new video, sorry about that, but here's a new one on the new hardware version of the Geochron 4k , the Atlas 2. It allows new premium amateur radio features, making this device more than a nice-looking clock but a useful visual tool in the ham shack! 73 Pascal VA2PV


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  2. WA2LXB

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    Thanks for the review Pascal...the latest digital Geochron is a wealth of quick visual information. I'd also like to see them develop an azimuthal projection map keyed to one's QTH.
     
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  3. M1WML

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  4. HA3FLT

    HA3FLT Ham Member QRZ Page

    This link: "Six Frequently Asked Questions, like “Why isn’t this an app?“ gets you to a support page that's containing no answers at all...
     
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  5. W1MBF

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    Google Simon's World Map..Same thing only free!o_O
     
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  6. PA0MHS

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    In a time where people consider a $50 app on their smartphone expensive, $449 is really steep for something that could have been sold as a much cheaper app, running on a Raspberry Pi. Now, if only Simon would port his World map to Linux...
     
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  7. N3HGB

    N3HGB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Requires minimal CPU power, will run on any Windows 7 / 8 / 10 system
    Dang it! Is there a Linux version of this?
     
  8. KB7GL

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    The new hardware does look pretty nice. However, I'll stick with HamClock on my RPi-4...free except for the cost of the RPI and loaded with features and real-time connectivity.
     
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  9. NU4R

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    Hmmmmm....

    A Geochron 4k or new motocross boots?

    Well, ONE boot at least.

    73 Pascal!
     
  10. W9HJ

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    I have the HamClock on my desk running off a Raspberry Pi and it's pretty cool (I think all told I spent about $100 to build it, including the Pi, the stand, and the display).

    Simon's is a great little free program, I sometimes run it on my 4K computer monitor, but I may see about what appears to be the exact same hardware they are selling for $450 for $197 off Amazon ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099ZH93B8 ... Quad core CPU, 4GB memory, 64GB storage, network and dual band WiFi, and Windows 10 ... for $40 more money, you can get the same thing with double the memory and storage) and run Simon's program.

    Granted the GeoChron software is MUCH more polished, but they are flat out gouging you of the hardware. Maybe if they charged $49.99 for the program, or even $99.99 for it and you supply your own hardware (which is really all they are doing, providing you a store bought Mini Stick PC), it would be worth it, but to charge a $253 premium for their software and hardware that anyone can buy PLUS $6.99 a month is a bit much. My 2 cents.

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