I will log my contacts using the very fine program by Chuck, NO5W. In addition to logging contacts, the program tracks your time and distance (approximate) to the next county crossing which requires that you lay out those crossing points. His program integrates the radio and GPS so that it knows where you are and can do the driving calculations. It also does the logging to automatically include the 4-letter county code, GPS data, and other relevant info in addition to the basic callsign and signal report. I’ve prepared the crossings file with lat/long and you can see the points on a Google Earth map.
Jen will be driving (she’s a trouper) and I’ll have the laptop computer in (where else) my lap all connected up to the radio and GPS, and will be doing the “hamming.” You can follow us on the internet by clicking here.
If you have Google Earth on your computer (and you should — it’s a cool program, and free), then click here to open my crossings file in GE. Or click here to open a jpg image of the route, county line crossings and county overlay.