locked Re: 6-digit Grids in Decodes window

Jim Cooper

On 3 Nov 2020 at 9:59, Anthony W. DePrato wrote:

I would think it is because some
enter the entire Grid Sq locator
which is 6 numbers. others just
enter 4. really does not matter if it
is 4 or 6. IMHO Grids are for use on
VHF freqs not HT . i think WSJT-X
used on HF should list state instead
of Grids. but to each his own. 73 Tony
Well, FT8 only sends 4 places no matter what is put in.

So the 6 places must come from some lookup somewhere.

As for grids, are you not aware that there are at
least a few awards (HF, worldwide) based on grids
worked ... ?? Why do you supposed Laurie spent a
good chunk of his life creating the grids-worked
database and alerts for unworked grids? not just
for VHF.



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