Radio "apps" for smartphones....
Fri Jul 15 14:40:51 EDT 2011
Another location-based lookup site is http://rptr.amateur-radio.net.
Although originally designed to list ham radio repeaters, it also has
for AM, FM, and TV broadcast. It too will prepopulate the location field on
devices than can supply the information. If not, and if you don't know your
coordinates and don't want to look them up, you can also do it the
way over entering a city and state.
This site will also plot the first twenty locations it finds on google maps.
On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Garrett Wollman <email@example.com>wrote:
> <<On Fri, 15 Jul 2011 06:22:34 -0700 (PDT), Sean Smyth <
> firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > On Fri, 7/15/11, Scott Fybush <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> It's not an app, per se, but bookmark
> >> whereami.bostonradio.org on your browser. Used from a
> >> location-enabled mobile device, this nifty little offering
> >> from our beloved Moderator quickly answers the question -
> >> "hey, what's that tower over there?," a function I expect to
> >> be using a lot in the next few days as I drive across the
> >> country!
> > Interesting -- didn't know such a site existed.
> Note that it depends on getting a precise location from your phone.
> Sometimes the phone won't bother to compute a good location unless you
> are running (or have recently run) its mapping/nagivation application.
> If you have used a location-based Web page in the browser recently,
> and that app asked for only "coarse" location, then your browser will
> continue to give that out for a while even to pages that request
> "fine" location. A good thing for battery life, not necessarily what
> you want for identifying that tower out the car window.
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