Sat32PC works great for me but I do have one question. I am finishing up my
rotor control software that works with SatPC32 and need to know what happens
with SatPC32 when there is a directly overhead pass if SatPC32 is set up
with a 90 degree max for the elevation rotor. I have no idea how to set up
some sat orbit elements to produce a directly overhead pass for testing. In
fact, I am not sure I even want to know how unless it is very simple.
My best guess is that for example: If the current azimuth is 0 degrees and
the current elevation is 89 degrees. If the next update would be azimuth 0
degrees and elevation 92 degrees I hope that SatPC32 would output azimuth
180 degrees and elevation 88 degrees as I believe this is the same heading.
I know that in overhead passes the position is not critical but I would
still like to know what SatPC32 does.
If someone knows FOR SURE please let me know with a direct email as I no
longer read the b-b postings.
tnx and 73 W9KE
So I think everyone read the announcement ARRL made before FD. Now
that FD weekend is at an end, can someone explain to me why NASA
couldn't let the astronauts have 10 minutes on the radio for one pass?
I mean were they having issues with the radio itself?
I still don't see a 26th timeline as I thought that might give me a
clue on why this weekend was an epic failure (I mean I couldn't even
hear the digipeater at times).
Hello there Satellites buddies
Can anyone point me in the direction for a Uk dealer who sells the the egg
beater antenna or anywhere else in this world that would send to the Uk . Or
do any of you have an old one lying around that would be willing to part
with preferably in the Uk . Would attempt to bulid one but not very good at
these sort of things.
The Minotaur 1 rocket carrying the ORS-1 satellite was a spectacular sight
tonight from Burtonsville, MD, about 120 air miles from the launch site. I saw
the first stage exhaust plume and first stage burnout and staging in
binoculars. I wish it were possible to record that sight on video, but
photography is just not up to the task. Launch was at 11:09 pm.
There are more launches coming up, including a lunar mission later this year
and space station resupply launches next year.
Dan Schultz N8FGV
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