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    Re: Coordinate precision // SAR
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2019 Jul 4, 16:28 -0400
    Grant 

    The 0/1 is how to code N/S with one bit.  It is not a degree measure 

    Brad

    On Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 3:18 PM Grant Nixon <NoReply_GrantNixon@fer3.com> wrote:
    Of course, you mean 0 = north; 180 = south 

    Grant

    Grant Nixon, Ph.D., P.Phys.


    On Thursday, July 4, 2019, 01:30:35 p.m. EDT, Brad Morris <NoReply_Morris@fer3.com> wrote:


    Paul provides sound advice.  If you can provide your position in DD°MM.M' format, then do so.

    However, and this is a big one, do not convert the position on your screen to that format.  Just read the numbers as clearly as you can, just as you see them and importantly, get them to repeat them.  You are likely to make a mistake in the conversion.  Do not convert.  Read the numbers you see.

    I went on a search to find what SAR actually wants.  

    There are 3 findings

    1) Joint Pub 3-50 NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE MANUAL VOLUME 1: National Search and Rescue System.

    Defines Position: Either of two alert solutions representing a geographical place normally expressed in degrees and minutes of latitude and longitude.

    2)  your EPIRB/PLB reports your position.  You did register it, right?

    degrees latitude minutes latitude 
    0 = north; 1 = south 
    degrees longitude minutes longitude 
    0 = east; 1 = west 

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