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Geochron Digital 4k UHD review

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VA2PV, Jun 11, 2018.

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  1. VA2PV

    VA2PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is the ultimate jewelry for your dream ham shack! The Geochron Digital 4k UHD gives viewers beautiful displays of the Earth with the sunrise-sunset rendered in real-time through a small computer that plugs directly in to your TV via HDMI. The size of your display is only limited by the size of your TV, as you take in the terrestrial movement of the Earth’s orbit in sync with the Sun.

    The Geochron Digital 4k UHD displays a full-featured Geochron World Clock on any 4k TV, with every mapset and lighting option available in the famous mechanical clock but at a fraction of the cost. Now in the digital format, users customize markers on the map, and recieve (with internet) real time updates.

    73 Pascal VA2PV

    W4ABC, N1VAU, AJ4EM and 3 others like this.
  2. W1RDT

    W1RDT Ham Member QRZ Page

  3. NB2A

    NB2A Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does it have to be a 4K TV or does any other type of monitor work?

    73 de NB2A
  4. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    We have it on our 7 year old 55in TV in the family room which I doubt is 4K from its age and it works great. Better than looking at that black screen sitting there collecting dust.
    W1YW and NB2A like this.
  5. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cool, and cheaper than the real thing. Don't have time to watch video at work -- does it need an internet connection to get the time, or does it use GPS?
  6. K7LTF

    K7LTF Ham Member QRZ Page

    is the thing your using as a demo on the TV, a sat tracker. or a new gen of geoclock of sorts?
  7. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    From what I understand, this is a virtual GeoChron clock -- versus the mechanical one of yore.
  8. W1MDM

    W1MDM XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    does it include satellite tracker?
  9. WU6P

    WU6P Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you are on WSJT-X, you can also try GridTracker from N0TLL, free and have more features.
  10. W4PG

    W4PG Super Moderator Lifetime Member 279 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    The device is a small computer box that is about 6 inches square or there abouts. It has wireless capabilities to link with WiFi (2.4 ghz only) or hardwired. You can select from about 6 different Earth displays, including one that shows all the amateur radio international calls, etc. It will work on standard display but that does not reveal near the detail and the wording is unreadable in some places. The prices DOES NOT include the display. You need to provide that.

    I picked one up at Dayton this year and it's pretty cool and a fraction of the price (even with buying a new monitor - I got a 4K 43 inch for $299 at Best Buy) of the original wall-mounted Geochron clock.

    WB5PDZ and NL7W like this.

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