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Attention scanner logging program authors... Idea for suggestion

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Jay911

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Greetings all,

I don't know if this has been thought up before, but it's dawned on me a couple times that it would be useful, and I keep forgetting to post it in entirety.

I'd like to see a scanner logger like AVC396 (which is due for an update, please! :) ) or ID Tracker include the ability to log the lat/long a signal was received at, kind of like Netstumbler et al does for WiFi. I drive around with my 396 and laptop working, picking up various signals where I can. When I get home and go over the AVC396 logs, I sometimes have a hard time recalling where I was exactly when a transmission on XYZ freq came up. Granted, a lot of signals can reach a great distance and don't benefit from location logging, but the kind of thing I'm thinking of would make this quite useful. For example, tons of places around town use 463.3125 for their business comms in simplex mode with different CTCSS/DPL. If I could figure out where it was recorded with a CTCSS of 123.0Hz, for example, I would have a good guess of which of the couple dozen licensees I'm picking up.

Does that make sense? I know it won't appeal to everyone, but I think some of us could use this a great deal. :)
 
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