Geochron Atlas 4K/Full-HD "Geochron Atlas" wall display with live overlays for amateur radios.
Geochron Atlas is a wall clock with the world map plus day and night division (terminator) with season correction. Since the 1970s, there has been a so-called "CIA clock". And that's always caught the attention in the shack or office. Even a corresponding PC software has been around for a long time, even if only with a fairly simple representation.
This representation of the world - but in a brilliant new sharpness and detail - is offered by the product "Geochron Atlas". Geochron Atlas is a stand-alone display unit that uses an HDMI video output to target an HD, Full-HD, or 4K screen. The Earth's surface is displayed in Mercator projection. So far this is known, but what makes Geochron Atlas special are the additional features. In addition to the well-known representation of the day/night zones and the Greyline, very important for the amateur radio, a multitude of overlaps are offered, which partly also fit live to the real conditions.
The representation of the earth's surface with day/night boundaries is very interesting for amateur radios, because along the day/night border very good propagation conditions can occur for short-wave radio. Geocrono shows the location of this limit exactly per minute and adapts to the season. In addition, static and dynamic (live) overlays are offered. Live overlays require an active Internet connection of the Geochron Atlas unit.
Static overlaps show, for example, geopolitical conditions such as national borders, large settlements and much more. Particularly impressive is the nightly representation with the lights of the big cities. For each place you can indicate the royal dawn and the times of twilight. In addition, there is the display of world shipping and flight routes, topographical information, the visualization and prediction of solar radiation and many other options.
Live overlays show current weather around the world, but also for amateur radios interesting data such as satellite locations. Amateur radio satellite data is displayed, as well as interesting information such as NOAAA weather satellites, isS location, Iridium satellites, or rocket launches of the last 30 days. User-defined, you can mark up to 16 locations on Earth with their local time.
The great advantage of Geochron Atlas with its multiple functions is the simplicity of commissioning and operation. So you don't need computer knowledge, just set up Internet access (Wifi or cable) and connect a screen. Of course it's worth using a nice big high-resolution flat screen (Full-HD or 4K, not included).
Geochron Atlas comes with a power supply (12V, 1.5A), an HDMI cable and an infrared remote control.
This is an updated version of the well-known GEO-4K-COMP2 (Geochron) ancestor.