[amsat-bb] Re: Ascend and Descend

Amir Findling sarlabs at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 15:53:28 PDT 2007

What's funny with those questions is that all you need is Technician 
privileges to work satellites and yet the questions are in the Extra 
part. I'm not complaining though, as this will make my test easier when 
I'll be ready to take it.

73 de Amir K9CHP, member ARRL, AMSAT #36083

K9 Training Officer, Cayuga County Highland SAR, 

K9 Certification Tester, NYS Federation of SAR Teams www.nysfedsar.org 

1^st Special Response Group (1SRG) www.1srg.org <http://www.1srg.org/>

Apprentice Tracker, Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services, 
www.jhardin-inc.org <http://www.jhardin-inc.org/>


Clint Bradford wrote:
> Can you determine the direction of travel of an amateur satellite's  
> path merely by whether it is ascending or descending?
> These current amateur radio exam questions seem weird to me - I mean,  
> our AO-51 can ascend from the North or the South...
> What is the direction of an ascending pass for an amateur satellite?
> A. From west to east
> B. From east to west
> C. From south to north
> D. From north to south
> What is the direction of a descending pass for an amateur satellite?
> A. From north to south
> B. From west to east
> C. From east to west
> D. From south to north
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
> 909-241-7666
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