Last updated: 5 May 2001

Entering Longitude

Sent:	Thursday, May 3, 2001 23:31:08
From:	rseymour@wolfenet.com (richard seymour)
>  Have a question for anyone familiar with entering Custom
> locations into the 497 Autostar.

> How do I enter the Longitude, say 77 degrees, 0 minutes and 0
> seconds West in the 497?  Do I just enter the sequence   077 00 ?
>  How does the program interpret whether this is East or West of
> Greenwich?  Or is that determined automatically from my entering -5
> hours for my time differential with Greenwich?

What i do is choose a nearby city (and "nearby" can be VERY loose),
and then use the EDIT function to adjust the name and numbers.

The answer to "how should it look" differs depending upon firmware
version... old versions used plus and minus, v21 and v22 use East
and West, North and South... which you can "toggle" by using
the slew arrows to put the cursor over the word, then scroll up/down
flips it between the two states.

--dick (lazy)

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