26 May 2014

Full QTH locator

QTH locator (10m digit version)
Most times people exchange QTH locators as a 6 letter/number combination but for even greater accuracy, more can be added to give a better fix. My full QTH locator is JO02DG95LK. Note the 95LK on the end of JO02DG.

As an example, on the 25km path to G0LRD the error using 6 digits is around 1km. The actual path (using the full 10 digit locators at each end) is 26.516km. Sometimes the error is such that paths appear longer with 6 digits. It all depends on where in the 6 digit square one sits.


David (G0LRD) said...

Hi Roger,
For reference, my 10-digit locator is

73 David G0LRD

Roger G3XBM said...

Thanks Dave. Will measure the distance accurately now.

Roger G3XBM said...

Blog entry updated with the accurate distance between us.