[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 track error help
David - KG4ZLB/MØZLB
m0zlb at btinternet.com
Fri Dec 19 12:47:36 PST 2008
And are you absolutely sure that you have you co-ordinates set correctly
(That's caught me out one or two times) :-[
Alan P. Biddle wrote:
> You posted that message at 12:50 CST, and the ISS was almost directly
> overhead your QTH, so you were not hearing things. Hi Hi
> Are other satellites being correctly displayed? If so, that points at old
> ISS keps, however recently acquired. Unlike other satellites, the ISS is
> frequently reboosted, and even some of the on line sources are a little slow
> to catch up. Get the latest updates from Celestrak or directly from NORAD.
> I am using the Keps at the end of the message, and they agree with a couple
> of on line sources I checked. (Of course, they could ALL be wrong,
> Another thing to check is that the program is properly converting the time
> to UTC. From the SATPC32 mail screen, toggle between L and U. The
> difference in the displayed times should be 6 hours. Rarely, the OS messes
> up the daylight and standard time conversion.
> Again, knowing whether this is an ISS-only problem is key information.
> 1 25544U 98067A 08353.56913069 .00013457 00000-0 10664-3 0 8830
> 2 25544 51.6396 151.4641 0007727 102.5501 340.9706 15.71639760577543
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