From: chuck adams (email@example.com)
Another round of applause for Jim Eshleman
<lujce@hooch.CC.Lehigh.EDU>, owner of the system for qrp-l
This morning he said that he would look at the possibility
of getting a program to do what I outlined, i.e. put in
two calls, go to FCC database, then to geo to get lat/long,
and then run gc. It works.
It may need a thorough checkout, so at first test drive with
care and let him know (and the group, if it's not too much)
how you like it.
send email to LISTSERV@LEHIGH.EDU and in body put
RUN QRP-L X CALLS2DIST CALL1 CALL2
where CALL1 and CALL2 are in the FCC database. Sorry,
this will not work for DX calls.
I think you'll like it. I tried K5FO and W7DNE and I got
Output from stdout:
K5FO ZIP = 75067
W7DNE ZIP = 98620
K5FO Lat/Long = 33 02 46 N 96 59 38 W
W7DNE Lat/Long = 45 49 15 N 120 49 14 W
Output from "gc 33.0276N96.5963W 45.4925N120.4923W":
Bearing is 312 Degrees for 1336 Nautical Miles = 1537 Miles = 2474 Km
The above agrees exactly with what I get from my own program and the
database that I use all the time. Works for me.......
Now have we got this down to a science or what?
If you send one email with several lines requesting distance
calculations, you'll get them but in seperate messages back
from the server. Not a problem for me, but be aware that it
dit dit es tnx Jim again for a job well done. He's got too much
time on his hands.
-- Chuck Adams K5FO CP-60 firstname.lastname@example.org
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