[sclug] Finding my transmitter

Dickon Hood dickon-ml at fluff.org
Sun Dec 13 12:38:47 UTC 2009

On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 09:35:25 +0000, Neil Haughton wrote:

: > : What's the best way of figuring out what transmitter I'm on?

: > IME, a compass and a map.  Use the compass to see where your aerial is
: > pointing, and locate anything likely-looking on the map.

: PMFBI but I guess you are referring to some app called 'compass' that
: integrates with GPS and googlemaps or something like that. Sounds cool. So
: where can I get the source code?

: I simply don't believe you can seriously be suggesting standing outside in
: the wind and rain with a magnetic pointy thing and a piece of printed paper.

Of course I did :-)

I wasn't entirely serious.  Just a quick peek at its rough direction and a
site which lists your likely transmitters based on your postcode (such as
the BBC's /reception/ I pointed at earlier) is quite good enough.

: That's soooo not the Linux way.

Pah :-)

Dickon Hood

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