[amsat-bb] Convenient portable tracking.

john hackett la2qaa at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 8 00:26:36 PST 2008

Hi Bob,
          I agree, sure beats lugging a laptop around.

I have pass predictions on my Nokia N70 mobile phone, that's *ALWAYS* in my shirt pocket.

It runs with Symbian software - a program called SATME by K0SM. 

Works a treat.


73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>

> From: bruninga at usna.edu
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 16:23:10 -0500
> Subject: [amsat-bb]  Satellites and D710 auto tune
> >> [We] still use the APRSData program for sending
> >> out satellite Alerts daily here in Michigan 
> >> to show when AO-51 or ISS are in view.
> >> These show up in real time on the front panel 
> >> of all local APRS radios in the mobiles so that
> >> mobiles do not need tracking programs to know
> >> when to work the birds.
> >
> > The same functionality is also in Digi_ned ...
> Yes, these alerts help all mobiles in an entire city to see when
> a bird is in view with not only the direction and distance to
> the bird but more importantly the frequencies and doppler.  Just
> tune and operate.  See the details at the bottom of this page:
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html
> In fact, you can even configure your D700 with Voice module to
> speak these alerts when the satellites come into view.
> It sure beats lugging around a tracking computer on your long
> commute.
> Bob, WB4APR
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