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    Hi all, I would like to ask if anybody has the degress for following code in January 1942:

    PXRH

    I suppose ot must be somewhere between Holland and Englad.

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    Pavel
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    Pavel, Hi,
    I am afraid this is no answer to your request.
    A few years ago we (the Met Team) were having a great deal of difficulty locating places in the UK. Some place locations were given in lat/lon, and some in the UK National Grid Reference. Changing from/comparing one to the other was a nightmare. There were on-line programs, but you nearly needed a degree in mathematics to run them!! I wrote to Ordnance Survey (the UK mapping agency) and asked why they had not got a program that would do the job. They replied that it was too difficult!
    Last year(?) this program appeared http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm? You can have UK National Grid and convert it (on, or by, simultaneous maps) to Lat/Lon (decimal degrees, or 'old fashioned' degs/mins/secs) - or vice versa. It has all sorts of additional "whistles & bells" (as we say in UK).
    This proves that apparently difficult conversions can be done. How it is done is beyond my computer knowledge. But somebody, somewhere, is working on the program that will convert any location on the earth from one set of units/codes to any other set of units/codes.
    Hopefully, it might come out next week - but I doubt it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HTH
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    Never say never Peter,

    RH in Jan 1942 decodes to 2 degrees east.

    PX in Jan 1942 decodes to 52 degrees north.

    So quite a way west of the Netherlands.

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    Or 24.1 km NE of the Sunk Light Vessel! Saying "never", Ross, automatically makes whatever appear/happen!!!
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    Many thanks Ross!
    Your are pretty right - it is really quite a different position then I thought it would be. As the handwriting is not so clear would be possible it may be RM or RN instead of RH?

    Or if you do not mind I can send you a picture of this coordinates.

    Many thanks

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    Hi Pavel,

    The sequence going east is:

    0 deg, DM
    1 deg, FE
    2 deg, RH
    3 deg, AT
    4 deg, YX
    5 deg, LE
    6 deg, TH

    So RN or RM is not a valid code for North Sea - Holland.

    This code sequence was valid from 1st Nov 1941 to 31st March 1942

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    Many thanks Ross once more!

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