A Live DoppSite Demonstration




Typical Display : GoogleHunt with DoppSite Network Link

The GTMR DoppSite Station

The GoogleEarth Viewer Program
The GTMR Network Link
More Information


 

The GTMR DoppSite Station


This page provides instructions for watching a live DoppSite demonstration that is currently ( January 2011 ) running and available for public viewing on the internet. This particular DoppSite station is running in the "simulation" mode, ( TEST mode ) so bearings to actual ( real world ) radio signals are NOT being displayed, but the demonstration ( otherwise ) is "live", and serves to show how a genuine DoppSite DF station would look.

From time to time, this DF site will be used ( By GTMR Corporation ) for demonstrations to potential customers, and the DF will be operating in genuine DF mode, hunting a real signal. These demonstrations will use additional features that are NOT described on this ( PicoDopp ) website... including remote tuning and monitoring of the receiver, with scan features. For those with a serious interest in these additional features, contact me ( Bob Simmons ) by e-mail and I can arrange such a demonstration, which requires assistance / supervision by a GTMR employee.

This DoppSite station is installed on a business computer at GTMR Corporation, near Washington DC, which has kindly volunteered to provide the bandwidth, in exchange for a modest advertisement that is visible by clicking the station icon on the GoogleEarth display. Clicking the icon will "pop up" a text box with a link to their company website, but if you want to use this link, ( i.e. "click it" ) you need to be quick... the text box will "vanish" when the display updates, which happens once every 4 seconds. ( using the NETWORK LINK provided on this webpage : see "GTMR NETWORK LINK" below )

 

The GoogleEarth Viewer Program


In order to see the demonstration, the user must have an open internet connection and a copy of the ( free ) GoogleEarth viewer program, installed and running on your computer. ( GoogleEarth is used as the display for the DoppSite program ) The current version of GoogleEarth ( January 2011 ) will run on computers with Win2000, XP, Vista and Win7 operating systems. GoogleEarth can be downloaded from here :

GoogleEarth Download Page

 

The GTMR Network Link


Once GoogleEarth is installed and running, you can download a KML “network link” that will tell GoogleEarth "where to go" ( on the internet ) to get the DoppSite information for display. Information in this link also defines how often ( = how fast ) the display is updated. That link is available for download here :

GTMR DoppSite Link

When you left-click the download link shown above, a window will "pop up", asking if you want to OPEN or SAVE the download file. Select OPEN and GoogleEarth will start up ( if it isn’t already running ) and you will find that the link has been added to the bottom of the list in the PLACES sidebar, as shown below.

Double click the link in the list, ( the blue line, in this image ) and GoogleEarth will “fly” to the location of the DoppSite station, showing the station icon and a 20 mile bearing line that rotates clockwise at 1 RPM. The link will automatically refresh the display once every 4 seconds.

Please note that the DEMO version of the DoppSite program will paint a DF bearing line only 1 mile long... the GTMR station has a STANDARD version of the program. ( although the time stamp normally shown has been replaced with a weblink to their website ) The DEMO version of the program is available for immediate download on this website, but the STANDARD version is only available by e-mail request. ( e-mail link provided at the bottom of this page )

This link was actually created with GoogleEarth, and instructions about creating similar links ( for your own DoppSite ) are provided ( along with a lot of other information ) here:


DoppSite Notes


Once such a link is created for your own DoppSite, it can be provided ( as an e-mail attachment or a website download ) to other people that will use that DoppSite. The DoppSite can therefore be operated as a private DF utility, ( if link copies are provided only to specific, chosen people ) or as a public DF utility, if the link is made available to anyone seeking it.

 

More Information


More information about the DoppSite program is available elsewhere on this website, or inquire for details by sending an e-mail to me ( Bob Simmons / WB6EYV ) at this address :

pelican2@silcom.com