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The Position & Vector Configuration window specifies information that can be transmitted by associated macros, and optionally enables this information to be updated by a NMEA-compliant Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) receiver. (screen capture). This window can be displayed by clicking the Position & Vector button at the bottom of the Configuration window's General tab.
Checking the Enable GPS box enables a NMEA-compliant GPS receiver to update the latitude, longitude, grid square, course, and speed text boxes via the serial port specified in the GPS Serial Port panel, When this box is checked, the number of GPS satellites contributing to the current location computation is displayed to its right.
The GPS serial port panel lets you specify the serial port to which a NMEA-compliant GPS receiver is connected, and specify this serial port's baud rate, word length, stop bits, and parity.
The DX Units panel specifies whether distances are specified in miles or kilometers, and whether speeds are displayed in miles-per-hour or kilometers-per-hour.
If the Enable GPS box is checked, values in the Position panel and Vector panel are updated as NMEA messages arrive from the GPS receiver.
|latitude||your current latitude in DD MM' N/S format ;striking the enter key updates the grid square setting; after making a change, strike the Enter key to update the grid square.|
|longitude||your current longitude in DDD MM' E/W format ;striking the enter key updates the grid square setting; after making a change, strike the Enter key to update the grid square.|
|grid square||your current maidenhead grid square; striking the enter key updates the latitude and longitude; after making a change, strike the Enter key to update the latitude and longitude.|
If the Enable GPS box is not checked and DXKeeper is running, the Position panel's latitude, longitude, and grid square items are set from those specified in the default QTH ID on the Log tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window. If no default myQTHID is specified, then the Position panel's latitude, longitude, and grid square items are set from QTH latitude and QTH longitude specified on the Defaults tab of DXKeeper's Configuration window.
If the Create Mobile myQTHID option is enabled, each logged QSO's myQTHID will be set to Mobile_<mygrid>; for example, if the current grid square were FN42hj, QSOs would be logged with a myQTHID of Mobile_FN42hj