Mike, I have the same issue with 'DXAtlas'. I have an odd call for the
eighth area, 2 instead of 8. When I place my 'Home location' on the map
all is well, however, I have found that spotter paths end up placing me
in the center of New York State (2 area). It drives the rotators nuts!
I am assuming that somewhere within the program there is a default that
picks up call area number and will place you there for the path
determination rather than to use your actual location at the time. I
have seen this occur when traveling out of both my current location
(Michigan) as well as being way away from New York State as well.
I have learned to live with it... but as I say... it drivers the
rotators of others, Nuts!
On 9/23/2010 12:45 PM, Mike wrote:
> I've been using CW Skimmer, Band Master and DX Atlas together and am
> seeing a weird little problem.
> The spotter/spot paths shown on DX Atlas all radiate from a single
> location marked KE5AKL, but it's not my home location here in
> Albuquerque, NM. Instead it's somewhere in the middle of Texas. Which
> is insulting... :-)
> Seriously, though, as far as I can see everything having to do with my
> location is correct in all 3 program. The DX Atlas home location is
> correct and gives the correct grid square and coordinates for
> Albuquerque. The grid square in skimmer settings is correct. And the
> operator info in Band Master settings is correct.
> Anyone got an idea of what might be going on?
> Is the middle of Texas maybe the official location for all W5
> spotters? It is at just about the center of geographical mass for 5 land.
> Mike - ke5akl
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