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    Standard Exchange

    Rule 4 says A minimum of call sign, locator and signal report in RS(T) format must be passed by both stations.
    If the other station uses VHF and up they will most likely have their Maidenhead locator square to hand but some operators my not, what can we do if this situation arises.
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    Re: Standard Exchange

    Any form of locator/location is acceptable.
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    Re: Standard Exchange

    Thanks Matt.
    I have an app on my phone that gives me my location to the spot I am standing on.
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    Re: Standard Exchange

    You'll fit right in with RaDAR !
    "RaDAR promotes the use of navigation principles and grid locators to 10 character accuracy or even finer latitude / longitude detail."
    https://plus.google.com/communities/...65808971118728
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    Re: Standard Exchange

    I think a 10 digit locator may be a bit excessive for our needs!
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    Re: Standard Exchange

    I use an Android app called "Locator" which plots the squares over a GoogleMap to give you a locator to that level of accuracy. Handy for when I eventually go GHz /P

    As an aside, it's amazing how often we don't know where we are and particularly those of us who use 2 or 3 locations. Both mine are in different Locator Squares to the home QTH and one of them has a different WAB Square. Luckily, mine are written on the front of the logbook so it only takes a second or so of "err, urmmm" while I double-check when asked. I don't believe I've seen an Android-friendly WAB Square app without having to navigate a browser and map interface. Less than ideal: data intensive and I'd rather a simple input box where I can put a post-code or Locator Square.

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    Re: Standard Exchange

    I use this one to get my WAB square on the Android phone...

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...inder&hl=en_GB

    Very simple.
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    Re: Standard Exchange

    I use 'HamSquare' for /P on my iPad - it also gives Lat/Long and the price point is excellent - (free)
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    Re: Standard Exchange

    I tried looking up 'Locator' in the google app store and got about 50 different apps none of which seemed to correspond to the one you mention - neither were any of them just called 'locator' either - any chance you could be a bit more specific please?
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    Re: Standard Exchange

    This is the locator app that I use.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.soft.locator
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