If you’re interested in seeing what the Geochron4K clock looks like with the real-time amateur satellite overlay, I’ve uploaded a sample picture at the following URL:
Note that you can select which satellites to display. They are grouped first into categories such as military, GPS, etc…and then the software offers the ability to select individual satellites.
You can also alter the length of the “trail” that appears behind each satellite. The trail helps you to visualize the direction of travel.
Since Geochron is constantly updating the available overlays, and will soon offer a software developers kit (SDK), there is no telling what kind of information you may be able to overlay your clock.
I know that the company plans to add real-time weather, radio propagation, and other overlays soon. If enough satellite operators chime in, we may be able to get them to add footprints to the satellite overlays.
At $399, plus the price of a monitor, it’s a great tool for hams. I have no financial or other relationship with the company, just a fan.
You can learn more at:
If you decide to buy one, please mention AMSAT in your order. Always good to let vendors know where the business is coming from.
Les Rayburn, N1LF Maylene, AL EM63nf AMSAT #38965, ARRL Life Member, CVHS Life Member, SVHF Member