[amsat-bb] Re: Sunlit or not.

John Champa k8ocl at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 5 14:18:45 PDT 2006

Hey guys!

I like this LA2QAA!  I hope he sends us more of his astronomical 

Vy 73,
John - K8OCL

>From: "john hackett" <la2qaa at hotmail.com>
>To: Amsat-bb at amsat.org
>CC: allan_gm1sxx at hotmail.com
>Subject: [amsat-bb]  Sunlit or not.
>Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 22:44:42 +0200
>Hi All,
>         As Mak SV1BSX and Luc VE2DWE have both pointed out, AO-7 *was* in
>sunlight at 09:58 today and it was La2qaa being stupid! - (my words) - that
>was the reason for the confusion - by looking at the *groundtrack* and not
>at the eclipse information as he should have done.
>Obviously, La2qaa doesn't know his arse from his elbow at that time in the
>Having said that, I received a *lot* of mails and the interesting thing is
>that according to SV1BSX that particular orbit was 45920, according to KT2Q
>it was 45922 and according to the AO-7 resource page it was 45926.
>I don't think I'm the only one who had his knickers in a twist
>Like GM1SXX - (the "sensible" half of the act) - says, it all comes down to
>the idiosyncracies of the algrothym of the tracking program used.
>I apologise for any inconvenience, false hope, dementure or any other
>ailments arising from my post.
>73 John. <la2qaa at amsat.org>
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