[aprssig] APRS LAT/LONG standards

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Sun May 29 19:15:14 EDT 2005

On May 29, 2005, at 6:57 PM, Keith Kotch wrote:

> As a student (I'm always trying to learn) and a PARENT of students,  
> what
> pushes my button is educators that only teach shortcuts and don't  
> explain
> the fundamentals enough.

Much as I hate to admit it, I'm on Bob's side on this one, I share  
his frustration at people not reasoning problems through. The only  
piece of info one needs to answer your original question is that  
there are 60 seconds in a minute, hardly an arcane bit of trivia.  
After that, it is grade school math...been a while, but I think it  
was 4th or 5th grade when one learns about converting fractions to  

23 seconds is 23 sixtieths or 23 divided by 60 or 0.383333333

I don't question for an instant that you or anyone else on this list  
has the capability to reason this through...

Steve K4HG

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