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Gcb is used by hamradio operators as a tool for pointing the antenna in the right direction, either by using the short (daylight) propagation path or using the long path, which is almost always via the dark side of the earth.
Gcb believes the earth to be a perfect circle, which means there will be small calculation errors.
I used this program a lot to give me a quick and dirty bearing and range to a location. It is command-line oriented, and very easy to remember syntax. This version builds on the last version by incorporating the information in the ARRL Satellite Experimenters Handbook. Particularly the short path, long path, and antipodal data. If you have any questions, feel free to email me any time. Steve S more»
gcb for Debian -------------- Gcb is a misleading name, it has nothing to do with great circles, as you will find out shortly. The short radio path between 2 radio stations is a curve along the globe drawn using the earth's center as a midpoint. Short paths are not only the shortest route, propagation via this path will most commonly take place in daylight. The long path is simply the radio more»
GCB(1) GCB(1) NOM gcb - calcule un long et un court chemin pour un emplacement SYNOPSIS gcb units station1 station2 DESCRIPTION Gcb calcule la distance d'un long/court chemin et renvoie la latitude et la longitude (en degrés et en minutes). Vous devez donner les latitudes/longitudes des deux sta more»
GCB(1) GCB(1) NAME gcb - calculate more»
gcb (1:1.07-3) unstable; urgency=low * Retiring - set the package maintainer to Debian QA Group. more»
This package was debianized by Joop Stakenborg email@example.com on Sun, 13 Dec 1998 21:09:57 +0100. more»