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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:01:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2014 9:01:24 AM EDT by NUCdt04]
ARFHAMS

Since this is pretty well established - if you would like to join I need the following information:

ARFCOM screen name
Call sign
latitude (as accurate as you'd like)
Longitude (as accurate as you'd like)
Grid (6 digit)
station capabilities (VHF/UHF/HF - HT only, SATCOM, Digital, Voice, CW.....etc)
Preferred Email address


Any suggestions please post them up.... Below is the current map showing our locations (and giving you an idea of what we're working with) - as of 12/20 we're sitting at 65 people from this forum on there.

A link to the KML file, jpg below and excel database gets emailed out to everyone who gives their information - remaining as confidential as we can be and not shared outside the group. If you have just given your information please be patient, I'm trying to update this weekly if there are changes and you will receive an email, plus this thread will be bumped back up to the top.


UPDATE

2/20 update:



Link Posted: 9/26/2013 10:16:13 PM EDT
I am in!
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 2:45:54 AM EDT
I would prefer it not to be hosted on Google, but then all my info is already in the fcc database. What about seeing if the same person that host's the emcomm freq card can host it?


I'm sure you thought of this but use different colors for capabilities, I can't remember if email was one of the data points or not but I wouldn't mind having my email on it.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 2:48:12 AM EDT
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I would prefer it not to be hosted on Google, but then all my info is already in the fcc database. What about seeing if the same person that host's the emcomm freq card can host it?


I'm sure you thought of this but use different colors for capabilities, I can't remember if email was one of the data points or not but I wouldn't mind having my email on it.
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I like the idea of color coding and adding emails for sure.....



problem with "keeping it off google" that I just thought of - we're mapping in google earth........ also, if the file gets emailed to someone on gmail, they have the file saved anyway

Link Posted: 9/27/2013 4:24:01 AM EDT
I've been married for 15 years, y'all just tell me what to do and where to stand

Link Posted: 9/27/2013 4:41:43 AM EDT
6 character grid squares narrow it down pretty far without an exact pinpoint.


http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 4:44:58 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NAM:
6 character grid squares narrow it down pretty far without an exact pinpoint.


http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php
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a 6 character grid square maps my QTH in south NJ - out of VHF range


center of town - or even county - is anonymous enough but WAY more accurate
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 4:53:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NUCdt04:



a 6 character grid square maps my QTH in south NJ - out of VHF range


center of town - or even county - is anonymous enough but WAY more accurate
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Originally Posted By NUCdt04:
Originally Posted By NAM:
6 character grid squares narrow it down pretty far without an exact pinpoint.


http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php



a 6 character grid square maps my QTH in south NJ - out of VHF range


center of town - or even county - is anonymous enough but WAY more accurate


Center of county would work for me, but would be exponentially more inaccurate in my situation. I'm sure there's not going to be a perfect answer though. To be perfectly honest, I'm still kind of mixed on the whole idea...but considering it.

ETA: You can't talk across a grid square on VHF? mountainous/hilly/heavily populated? Looks like the size is 3mi x 4mi. So I guess depending on geography, completely plausible.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 6:05:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NAM:


Center of county would work for me, but would be exponentially more inaccurate in my situation. I'm sure there's not going to be a perfect answer though. To be perfectly honest, I'm still kind of mixed on the whole idea...but considering it.

ETA: You can't talk across a grid square on VHF? mountainous/hilly/heavily populated? Looks like the size is 3mi x 4mi. So I guess depending on geography, completely plausible.
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Originally Posted By NAM:
Originally Posted By NUCdt04:
Originally Posted By NAM:
6 character grid squares narrow it down pretty far without an exact pinpoint.


http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php



a 6 character grid square maps my QTH in south NJ - out of VHF range


center of town - or even county - is anonymous enough but WAY more accurate


Center of county would work for me, but would be exponentially more inaccurate in my situation. I'm sure there's not going to be a perfect answer though. To be perfectly honest, I'm still kind of mixed on the whole idea...but considering it.

ETA: You can't talk across a grid square on VHF? mountainous/hilly/heavily populated? Looks like the size is 3mi x 4mi. So I guess depending on geography, completely plausible.


when I mapped a 6 digit grid square in GE it put me almost 30 miles off -

I don't see why a lat/long would be an issue - stick your pin wherever you'd like, just give me a lat/long for where you want that pin..... again, you get to choose where would be best for your situation.....
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 6:27:45 AM EDT
PM Sent

Will the info be PM with a link or emailed with a file attachment? Sorry, I'm not exactly too familiar with Google Earth/Maps...

...but I'm about to be.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 6:28:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2013 6:44:38 AM EDT by NUCdt04]
also some confusion with the "public" question


by public I really should have put private...... none of this info is going out to anyone who doesn't give info first. That question was more a "I don't want to participate" question...... (it's been a long night)


to those who sent info already - if that changes anything let me know...


if you want to participate just send me a yes PM and I'll reply with how to send me your info - this way I can keep it all straight.

If I have your stuff already, no worries.....

*edit*

if you didn't give me an email address please do so as well

if you haven't sent info yet and would like to, either a PM or just post "I'm in" in this thread and I'll PM you instructions


here is my example:

Screen Name-----Call Sign ----- Lattitude ----- Longitude-------------------- Grid ---------------------------- Capabilities -------------------------------- Email
NUCdt04 ------- *************-----39.949232 ---- -75.306463----------------- FM29** ----------------HF (80-10M) SSB and Digital, VHF/UHF FM--------------****************@gmail.com


that probably won't format well.... you get the idea

if you look up the lat/long you'll see, it puts you at the center of my town.... anonymous enough for me

Link Posted: 9/27/2013 6:43:04 AM EDT
For your lat/long


download Google Earth (if you don't already have it - you'll need it anyway for this)

find house
be amazed at how much detail there is
find neighbor sunbathing nude in their backyard
shake your head when you realize it's the husband
figure out how far away you want people to think you are from where you are
drop a pin (yellow push pin on the top bar)
move it to fine tune
copy and paste what's in the box that pops up





you can also walk outside with a GPS if you'd like - decimal degrees are best
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 8:46:33 AM EDT
I'm in.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 9:43:43 AM EDT
I am in.

Don't really care if public or private as few people know are care to be looking for me.

I would rather give Nuk the info and get a file in return.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 12:17:39 PM EDT
I am in.

Don't really care if public or private,

I've sent the info to Nuk, hope to get a file in return, but I'm good with any group final decision.

Far as I can tell, I'm the furthest away on the Left Coast, way down in So Cal, bout as far as I can be from the majority, distance and timewise.

73
goneunderhill
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 2:17:04 PM EDT
Info sent. I'm fine with sharing it "privately", I just don't want it to end up in Google search results someday.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 5:51:26 PM EDT
So far everyone who's sent me info is on the list

I'll add a list of who in a couple days.... I'm hoping to have first draft out in about a week (I could pop it out in like 10 min but figure why keep pushing updates)

as far as publicity - the file will always remain with those who've added their info to it.

Link Posted: 9/27/2013 5:54:52 PM EDT
Good work NUC, I see this being a valuable resource for emcomm's.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 7:09:51 PM EDT
I just said yes....is that legal now in PA?
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 7:13:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SCWolverine:
I just said yes....is that legal now in PA?
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we're still not sure
Link Posted: 9/28/2013 9:16:05 AM EDT
I'm in
Link Posted: 9/28/2013 3:43:13 PM EDT
IM sent w/info.
Link Posted: 9/28/2013 7:30:47 PM EDT
I'm in - sent info.
Link Posted: 9/29/2013 7:13:52 AM EDT
Tag to remind myself to get this together and send it.
Link Posted: 9/29/2013 8:42:16 AM EDT
Info sent
Link Posted: 9/29/2013 12:35:34 PM EDT
Info sent !!
Link Posted: 9/29/2013 2:41:48 PM EDT
I should have everyone who's sent so far - Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 9/29/2013 6:18:25 PM EDT
I'm in.
Link Posted: 9/30/2013 2:27:28 AM EDT
I'll send info as soon as I pass the test. I'll probably have to update a few times over the next year as I'm just starting out with the Baofeng UV-B5 but plan to expand as money permits.
Link Posted: 9/30/2013 7:02:47 AM EDT
Info Sent.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/3/2013 3:50:04 PM EDT
update in OP with map as we stand now
Link Posted: 10/3/2013 3:54:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NUCdt04:
update in OP with map as we stand now
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Great work, but I still think we need color codes
Link Posted: 10/3/2013 7:07:19 PM EDT
I'm in
Link Posted: 10/3/2013 8:13:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/4/2013 12:32:08 AM EDT by NUCdt04]
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Originally Posted By gcw:


Great work, but I still think we need color codes
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Originally Posted By gcw:
Originally Posted By NUCdt04:
update in OP with map as we stand now


Great work, but I still think we need color codes




yup they will be for sure


and holy crap I'll get to the next 6 that have been sent to me tonight

Keep em coming guys....


Link Posted: 10/4/2013 4:13:37 AM EDT
I'm in
Link Posted: 10/4/2013 11:15:31 AM EDT
Sent IM

Please confirm receipt

Thanks for your efforts.
Link Posted: 10/4/2013 5:21:37 PM EDT
thanks guys -I have 10 or so more PM's with info


soon as I can get you on the spreadsheet I'll confirm I have your info.... appreciate the adds!
Link Posted: 10/6/2013 4:50:25 PM EDT
I'm In PM Sent.
Link Posted: 10/6/2013 6:28:55 PM EDT
PM sent
Link Posted: 10/8/2013 12:14:30 PM EDT
So where is the KML file?
Link Posted: 10/8/2013 5:47:39 PM EDT
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So where is the KML file?
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As far as I know he hasn't published it yet. He was waiting a week or two so he wouldn't have to update it every day.

Link Posted: 10/8/2013 9:42:46 PM EDT
I'm in. Will send info soon.
Link Posted: 10/9/2013 8:41:28 AM EDT
Info Sent :)
Link Posted: 10/10/2013 10:37:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/10/2013 10:56:44 AM EDT by NUCdt04]
I had 6 of you left, doing all color coding by hand..... find person, look up in QRZ, color code/icon code depending....


google earth crashed




time to grab another beer

again.........


starting to get pissed now....... (both times on YOUR ENTRY PICCOLO......)



Link Posted: 10/10/2013 11:07:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By NUCdt04:
I had 6 of you left, doing all color coding by hand..... find person, look up in QRZ, color code/icon code depending....


google earth crashed




time to grab another beer

again.........


starting to get pissed now....... (both times on YOUR ENTRY PICCOLO......)



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Thats what happens when you try to map an elusive gorilla radio operator.


Link Posted: 10/10/2013 11:13:20 AM EDT
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Thats what happens when you try to map an elusive gorilla radio operator.


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I'm now doing it the correct way (on the spreadsheet) rather than in GE (easier)


wish I could figure out color coding in this spreadsheet..... I can get icons but not color
Link Posted: 10/10/2013 11:17:50 AM EDT
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I'm now doing it the correct way (on the spreadsheet) rather than in GE (easier)


wish I could figure out color coding in this spreadsheet..... I can get icons but not color
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Originally Posted By thederrick106:

Thats what happens when you try to map an elusive gorilla radio operator.





I'm now doing it the correct way (on the spreadsheet) rather than in GE (easier)


wish I could figure out color coding in this spreadsheet..... I can get icons but not color


http://www.earthpoint.us/ExcelToKml.aspx
Link Posted: 10/10/2013 11:54:22 AM EDT
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http://www.earthpoint.us/ExcelToKml.aspx
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Originally Posted By NUCdt04:
Originally Posted By thederrick106:

Thats what happens when you try to map an elusive gorilla radio operator.





I'm now doing it the correct way (on the spreadsheet) rather than in GE (easier)


wish I could figure out color coding in this spreadsheet..... I can get icons but not color


http://www.earthpoint.us/ExcelToKml.aspx


doesn't do the rest of the things I need done.....

I'm using google's macro enabled excel file
Link Posted: 10/10/2013 1:43:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2013 6:40:50 AM EDT by NUCdt04]
and.... updated





Files will be getting emailed out


I need an email address from the following:

HomeSlice
Medic_man
Brundoggie
Dammac751

SCWolverine and libertyhillguy - your emaisl were kicked back to me for some reason - send it again so I know I copied it correctly

please PM me with them


After this initial push of the file I'm going to hang it somewhere - I have a couple options, easiest being on google drive

google knows all anyway so I don't see this as a problem - the file would be private except for those with the link.... If anyone has a problem with this please let me know in the next two weeks or so.... I'm going away for next week so I figure I'll hang it when I get back and push out the link - then, any updates would be spun directly to the drive link which can be re-downloaded (and I'll try to keep updating this thread so you know to re-dl it)

Initial file push just went out - check your emails
Link Posted: 10/10/2013 2:12:11 PM EDT
Message received and that is just way too cool! Thanks for doing this!
Link Posted: 10/10/2013 2:45:29 PM EDT
Yes, way cool!!

Thanks!!

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