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Old 01-24-2015, 8:24 PM
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Just made an KML file for Google Earth showing all of the tower sites and the 25 mile range assigned to each. If you drive with a GPS attached to your scanner you will find lots of holes where nothing will scan. I'm currently working on revamping some of the sites so they will have larger circles. Does anybody have a more accurate set of range numbers for each tower? For now I guess I'll just have to make an educated guess.
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Here is my rough draft list of sites and their ranges. Distances are just a guess but it guarantees that there are no gaps between any sites.

Angora 42 mi.
Arthur 35 mi.
Bassett 35 mi.
Beatrice 35 mi.
Beaver City 25 mi.
Cedar Bluffs 25 mi.
Chadron 42 mi.
Cozad 35 mi.
Craig 35 mi.
Crookston 35 mi.
Elgin 35 mi.
Falls City 42 mi.
Franklin 35 mi.
Giltner 42 mi.
Harrison 35 mi.
Hartington 25 mi.
Hayes Center 35 mi.
Holdrege 25 mi.
Humphrey 25 mi.
Imperial 42 mi.
Jones Creek 25 mi.
Kimball 25 mi.
Lincoln North 20 mi.
Lincoln South 12 mi.
McCook 35 mi.
Merna 35 mi.
Merriman 35 mi.
Milford 20 mi.
Mitchell 35 mi.
Mumper 35 mi.
Naper 25 mi.
Nebraska City 25 mi.
Niobrara 35 mi.
Norden 35 mi.
Norfolk 35 mi.
North Platte 42 mi.
Ogallala 25 mi.
Omaha 20 mi.
ONeil 25 mi.
Osceola 35 mi.
Oshkosh 25 mi.
Plattsmouth 20 mi.
Pleasanton 35 mi.
Rushville 25 mi.
Sargent 35 mi.
Sidney 25 mi.
Sterling 25 mi.
Superior 35 mi.
Thedford 42 mi.
Whiteclay 25 mi.
Whitman 42 mi.
Wolbach 35 mi.
York 25 mi.

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Old 01-25-2015, 3:32 PM
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OK I just discovered that it appears that 'FreeScan' does ranges in KM not Miles. So while my miles numbers above are correct they won't work for the range setting in 'FreeScan'.

Here are the conversions. Data is City followed by miles and then it's KM equivalent.

City Miles KM
Angora 42 67.592448
Arthur 35 56.32704
Bassett 35 56.32704
Beatrice 35 56.32704
Beaver City 25 40.2336
Cedar Bluffs 25 40.2336
Chadron 42 67.592448
Cozad 35 56.32704
Craig 35 56.32704
Crookston 35 56.32704
Elgin 35 56.32704
Falls City 42 67.592448
Franklin 35 56.32704
Giltner 42 67.592448
Harrison 35 56.32704
Hartington 25 40.2336
Hayes Center 35 56.32704
Holdrege 25 40.2336
Humphrey 25 40.2336
Imperial 42 67.592448
Jones Creek 25 40.2336
Kimball 25 40.2336
Lincoln North 20 32.18688
Lincoln South 12 19.312128
McCook 35 56.32704
Merna 35 56.32704
Merriman 35 56.32704
Milford 20 32.18688
Mitchell 35 56.32704
Mumper 35 56.32704
Naper 25 40.2336
Nebraska City 25 40.2336
Niobrara 35 56.32704
Norden 35 56.32704
Norfolk 35 56.32704
North Platte 42 67.592448
Ogallala 25 40.2336
Omaha 20 32.18688
ONeil 25 40.2336
Osceola 35 56.32704
Oshkosh 25 40.2336
Plattsmouth 20 32.18688
Pleasanton 35 56.32704
Rushville 25 40.2336
Sargent 35 56.32704
Sidney 25 40.2336
Sterling 25 40.2336
Superior 35 56.32704
Thedford 42 67.592448
Whiteclay 25 40.2336
Whitman 42 67.592448
Wolbach 35 56.32704
York 25 40.2336
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OK something is really off. When you enter the range in KM it looks right when you click on "View in Google..." yet the numbers don't add up. When I measure the county I'm trying to set the GPS for in Google Earth it comes up with a radius of 26.28 miles. When I enter 26.28 miles into 'FreeScan' it only covers about half of the county when you click on "View in Google...". So that would lead me to believe that 'range' in 'FreeScan' is not radius but diamater. Yet if you enter 52.56 (double the radius) it goes why to far. The number that winds up working in 'FreeScan' is 40 so it doesn't match anything that I can tell.

Anybody got any suggestions as to how to correctly enter 'range' measurements?
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