[amsat-bb] Predicting GO-32 for the mobile (New England)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Oct 22 16:12:22 PDT 2007

Al, K1QN has updated my GO32 manual tracking table for New

Paste this on your dash board and recycle it to the beginning
every 9 days.  Passes will be a minute earlier each cycle, but
after 3 months it will be back on, but there will be a skipped
"leap day"...

New England GO32 peak Pass times:
Day1 Day2 Day3 Day4 Day5 Day6 Day7 Day8 Day9 REPEAT
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ------
0955 0930 0910 0850 1005 0945 0920 0900 0835
               1030                     1015
1935 2055 2030 2010 1945 2105 2040 2020 2000
2115                2125              

For example, today (22 Oct) is Day1 in New England.

For uplink from the mobile there are also passes 100 minutes
before and after these times, but you will not hear them on the
downlink in a mobile without a beam, but your uplink will work

If you ever hear GO32 once, then you will have all you need for
tracking for the next few months or so for your area!
ELEVATION ANGLE is easily inferred.  Days with double passes are
near 30 degrees each (barely detectible by the mobile).  Days in
between are higher.

Happy wilderness traveling!

And get that spare D7 just sitting there configured as an Igate
to capture downlinks for others.


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