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Antares charts

Postby SteveN » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:25 pm

It's good to see this name in the New Year's Honours list - an MBE for the man.

Robert Andrew Richard BRADFIELD
Hydrographic Surveyor.
For services to Navigation and Maritime Safety on the West Coast of Scotland.

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Re: Antares charts

Postby claymore » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:10 pm

There is a clear link here between the Scottish West Coast, HRH and the need to not run the Rustler on the rocks.
This infuriates me because for services to "Making members of the Royal Family feel welcome at small to medium sized chandeliers and boatyards in Argyll" - which I have done for a number of years now - I get, yet again, blimey all of a mention. Before you all start chipping in - I do it because I like the woman and that is my reward - like the Hon. Prop of Antares who, in all probability never had honour in mind when he set about introducing all these new underwater snags.....
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Re: Antares charts

Postby aquaplane » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:30 pm

I though that Claymore was one of the surveyors for Antares? You seem to do better than most at finding stuff lurking underwater :shock:
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Re: Antares charts

Postby SteveN » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:11 pm

I wonder if it was the spell-checker that changed 'chandlers' to 'chandeliers' when it found the phrase 'Royal Family' in the sentence? :)

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Re: Antares charts

Postby claymore » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:55 pm

No - that was me being creative - glad you spotted it - makes it all seem worthwhile somehow.
Anyway -if you've never touched the bottom (the seabed!) you are not trying and you need to do better...
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Re: Antares charts

Postby DaveS » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:32 pm

Delighted to read this. Bob provides an excellent service for very little cash. A sight more deserving than many.
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Re: Antares charts

Postby fairy nuff » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:34 pm

Brilliant news! Delighted to hear it.

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Re: Antares charts

Postby wully » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:51 pm

Well deserved.

( although I think whole honours system is shyte and the parasites should get by without our money...)

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Re: Antares charts

Postby Ghillie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:36 pm

Yes, well deserved. I take great pleasure in extolling the virtue of his charts to friends from outwith the WoS.

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Re: Antares charts

Postby spuddy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:03 pm

I bought the Antares charts and they're snugged up on my lappie. Trouble is I don't know what to do next. Checked over the instructions but got no further.
Can anyone give me a simple starter please? I'll probably try to get no 2 son to sit alongside me for when the concentration lapses.

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Re: Antares charts

Postby aquaplane » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:09 pm

I just bought Antares charts this week too, I can't get Memory Map to work properly yet, the Antares charts come up when I click on them though.

I thought it would be like Open CPN where they load seamlessly as I scroll around.

I'll keep the paper charts at the ready for now.
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Re: Antares charts

Postby Yotter » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:54 pm

Bob,
I have mine working in Window 7, but it is a bit of a faff organising the folders so that MM can find the various chart types. I think that I also had to purchase the Import Third Party Maps licence ad on which was about £20 or so, it was a while ago so not sure. Sorry I cannot be more helpful. Try right clicking at a point which one of Bob's charts covers and select Charts at this Point (or something similar) and all the chart types should come up, including Antares.
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Re: Antares charts

Postby cpedw » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 am

Yes installation is a bit lengthy and you do need the licence number that Bob provides but I don't remember an extra fee apart from buying the UKHO package.

When Antares is installed, you should be able to see at least a file called AC selector ... in the Map List if Memory Map is looking at somewhere on the west coast. If not then Antares isn't installed right. Go back to Bob's instructions.

In use, you have to zoom in a lot to get the Antares chart to show up. On a tablet you can select it from the map list. On windows, right click on the chart area and In to large scale map.

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Re: Antares charts

Postby pagoda » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:45 pm

To be honest...
The Antares Charts are good, but the Memory Map folder systems and licensing arrangements are POOR & Confusing and their support is equally unimpressive.

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Re: Antares charts

Postby mm5aho » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:38 pm

I use Seaclear, and the Antares charts run seamlessly with the ordinary ones.
Only slight glitch is scale. When I go over the boundary of an Antares chart it comes up at too big and I have to reduce size a bit.
I'm on my fourth year of charts, there are a huge number of them now.
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