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  � This page acts as an introduction to the Amateur Radio Website of EI8IC, and outlines the content available to visitors.

For DXers and Contesters worldwide:
GOM - the 'Global Overlay Mapper' Ham Mapping Suite

Fully updated for 2015 - tested on Win 7, 8, 10
Now with geocoding and log-plotting facilities


Representing a new concept in the field of Ham Maps, the Global Overlay Mapping System is packed full of features for all Ham Radio enthusiasts, including :

  • 1 World Map, with specialised satellite images and world region-boundaries.
  • 8 Continental Maps - Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Oceania, Arctic, Antarctica.
  • 29 Sub Continental Maps, with Single Click Navigation for easy loading.
  • Each map has a background, 12 active layers, and custom Scalebar.
  • Country Outlines, CQ, ITU & Time Zones, Color Relief Map, Grid Locator & Lat/Lon meshes, 100s of Region Names.
  • 2204 Major Cities - Europe:323, Asia:517, Africa:513, North America:314, South & Central America:359, Oceania:178.
  • The latest Prefix, IOTA, and Flag Information.
  • Real-Time Mouse Tracking, with continuous Positional and Grid-Locator information.
  • Easy-to-use Feature-Locate system - Jump to a position on a map from a full list of Prefixes, Capital Cities, Country Names, Admin Areas, IOTA Groups, and over 2500 Major Cities.
  • Go straight to any Latitude/Longitude position, or load a map from a 4 or 6 digit Grid Locator or Callsign.
  • Customised to your location, for instant Beam Headings and Distance Display.
  • Comprehensive multi-page Help System and Information Guide.
  • Perform online callbook lookups and plot the callsign on a map.
  • Plot an ADIF log, a list of positions, or grid-locators on a map.
  • Geocode an ADIF or Cabrillo log and plot it on a map.
  • See real-time NCDXF Beacon transmission schedules.
  • Customised to your location, for instant Beam Headings and Distance Display.

To find out more about this unique mapset, click Here

To see Global Overlay Mapper screen-shots, click Here

To download all the Ham Maps you'll ever need click Here

To register the Global Overlay Mapper click Here


** STOP-PRESS **     July 2015
EI8IC's unique IOTA Bearing List has been updated with all the latest IOTA island numbers !! Create your own list of beam headings and distance, in miles or kilometers, to ALL of the IOTA island groups.


LogView - Graphical Contest Log Analysis

** LogView fully updated with 24 new Contest Results **
The US database now contains the latest information
for 1,060,215 callsigns.
The Canadian database now contains the latest information
for 71,001 callsigns.
Plot your Contest logs online - only with LOGVIEW !

LogView is a post-contest log-visualisation tool, for analysing contest performance. It plots the QSOs in a Cabrillo-format contest-log on to one of 8 different maps by finding the position of each QSO from an online database of more than 1 MILLION W/VE callsigns. LogView's features include :

Step through a log manually, or animate the contest at a range of speeds and watch QSOs build up in the order that you made them.

Annotate each spot with a callsign-label.

Keep a running count of Multipliers worked.

Choose to display all, or selected bands.

Filter all DX calls from your log.

Compare your QSOs with published contest results.

Display all, or selected result-classes.

Highlight gaps in your antenna coverage.

Search the log and spotlight results on the map.

See position, distance, and bearing information for each QSO.

Save the map for offline viewing and analysis.


LogView also has a separate, dedicated Results-Viewer, that lets you create a map of contest results, and compare them to the results of other contests.

To see screen-shots and find out more, click Here

To see the LogView Demos, click Here

To see the Results-Viewer, click Here


Exciting News for HF Operators and Contesters...
The KB1SG Rhombic Pages are now back online, hosted here on the EI8IC website !!


lets continue with an introduction to the rest of this website, which is all about the hobby of Amateur Radio on the Short Wave Bands (HF), and the sport of Radio Contesting.

There are eleven main sections :

� My Ham Station
� HF Contesting
� Irish Contesting
� Buy And Sell It
� Ham Links
� Overlay Maps
� Ham Maps
� APRS Maps
� Flags
� Ham Downloads
� Guestmap Archives

� My Ham Station Here you will learn about EI8IC, a brief biography of my radio amateur 'career', and be able to see the radio equipment and aerials that I use. You will also be able to view and search my contest logs without wasting time downloading a Java-Applet.
� HF Contesting The biggest of the section, reflecting my main interest. Here, in amongst nearly 50 pages, you can see a Calendar of Major HF contests that are coming up. You'll learn about ways of Budget Contesting that won't empty the pocket book. You'll browse through numerous Tips and Techniques. You'll read the Contest Stories from some of the World's Major Contesters. You'll see the latest VK4EM Contest-Bandplans. The Topband Frequency Allocations are here too.
� Irish Contesting Here you can view the results of EI entries to a variety of contests, arranged both alphabetically and chronologically. You can find out how to GUARANTEE a No.1 place in the Irish record books. And find out more about Irish Contesters too...
� Buy And Sell It Here you will find an on-line service to help EI-hams buy, sell or exchange radios, electronic equipment and components. It is completely free to read the ads, respond to them, place a new one, or cancel it once you've sold the goods. So why not dust off that old transceiver, PSU or antenna and sell it to a ham who really needs it !
� Ham Links Every site has links, and who am I to buck tradition ? You'll find my selection grouped under the headings of Antennas, Contests, Propagation, Software, and Towers. Unlike most websites, each link here has its own introduction, telling you something about the site before you go there.
� Overlay Maps The newest of the sections on this website, these pages showcase the most exciting development in the field of mapping for Amateur Radio: Overlay Maps, and include an introduction, feature list, and screen-shots of the North American Overlay Mapper, and the Global Overlay Mapper.
� Ham Maps The most popular section on this website, with a range of maps created by me for the Ham community. There's CQ Zone maps, IARU Zone maps, ITU Region maps, Great Circle maps, Prefix maps, Grid Locator maps, Time Zone maps, even a map of Irish Lighthouses.
� APRS Maps This section represents a new field in Amateur Radio, but one that is growing fast in popularity: APRS - the Amateur Position Reporting System. A short introduction is followed by live maps of Irish APRS stations, maps for use with the FindU APRS server, maps for use with the UI-View APRS program, and a range of free APRS logos for your website.
� Flags This section showcases a package of over 450 flags, available for use in your own project or website. All countries are represented, plus all US state flags, Australian state flags, and Canadian province flags.
� Ham Downloads A small section, with some exclusive content, available nowhere else on the web. The maps are available, in two zipped files. There's the full set of coloured Contest Bandplans. And a great Log-Search script written in Perl, as used on this website.
� Guestmap Archives The popular 'Guestmap', a new type of guestbook where you can mark your own position and leave your Callsign and comments, has only room for 100 entries at a time. This limit was soon exceeded, so it became necessary to create a series of archive-pages, where past visitors, no longer on the Guestmap, could have their calls and comments available to all.
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