R1FF why Franz Josef Land instead of European Russia??

General discussions about Log4OM features
Post Reply
IZ4JUK
Novice Class
Posts: 12
Joined: 22 Jul 2016, 09:39

R1FF why Franz Josef Land instead of European Russia??

Post by IZ4JUK » 13 Oct 2016, 19:35

Hi all,
I'm facing again this problem.
Which is exactly the same problem I faced a few months ago with a Polish station, look at the following post:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2419&p=14029&hilit=poland#p14029

But this time with a Russian station located in Saint Petersburg. Log4Om shows it as Franz Josef Land, why???
Look at this spot (a screenshot from my software).

Image

Is there something that can be done to avoid this problem?
I manually changed the location in the QSO in my log, but I still see this spot with the wrong country.
Thanks for your help in advance
73
Joe IZ4JUK

K7PT
Old Man
Posts: 726
Joined: 21 Jan 2013, 13:54

Re: R1FF why Franz Josef Land instead of European Russia??

Post by K7PT » 14 Oct 2016, 00:31

Hi Joe,
It is caused by the Russian call sign assignments are a mess to deal with. What you see is "grandfathered" calls that no longer fit the ITU or IARU assignments.

I'll see what I can do to set it straight for this call. There will be a great number of them.
K7PT-Chuck "#1 Top of the Honor Roll"

K7PT
Old Man
Posts: 726
Joined: 21 Jan 2013, 13:54

Re: R1FF why Franz Josef Land instead of European Russia??

Post by K7PT » 14 Oct 2016, 11:03

I have looked into this and have come to the conclusion that Log4OM will stay with the ITU/IARU assignments for call signs.

In this case, it is the same as if I K7PT, were to operate from KH6 (Hawaii) using just my call, K7PT. The lookup would show that I'm in the U.S., not Hawaii. There is no way that Log4OM can determine that I'm actually not in the U.S.

The world is not perfect. Nor is Log4Om as it is not a mind reader.
K7PT-Chuck "#1 Top of the Honor Roll"

IZ4JUK
Novice Class
Posts: 12
Joined: 22 Jul 2016, 09:39

Re: R1FF why Franz Josef Land instead of European Russia??

Post by IZ4JUK » 15 Oct 2016, 22:04

OK, thanks anyway for your help.
'73
Joe

Post Reply