[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Predictions

Luc Leblanc lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Sat Nov 10 21:28:57 PST 2007

On 10 Nov 2007 at 20:36, GARY ELLIOT wrote:

> Hello,
> I am brand new to satellites and just getting interested.  I downloaded and using a satellite tracking program called Orbitron, Yes I realize it is an old program but the cost was free and until I make a decision to get really involved in satellites I frankly did not want to put out any money at this time.  That being said, my problem is that even though both the Orbitron software and the AMSAT on-line pass predictions have the same Lat/Long entered I get different data ???? The times are within 5 minutes of each but the Azm and Elv are way different.  Is there anybody out there using Orbitron tracking software that I could check with to be sure I have it set up correctly ?  I am assuming the AMSAT on-line predictions are correct ?  Thanks for any help/comments 
> 73 Gary
Hi Gary

i used this program since more than 3 years now and i think your Keps elements 
are not updated. There is a function in the general menu who will update your 
keps automatically.

I used this program also to control my azimuthal rotor.

Just ask if you need help with Orbitron

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Skype VE2DWE


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