[amsat-bb] Re: Newbie Here AO-51 Questions.
Kent R. Frazier
k5knt at amsat.org
Fri Feb 29 06:28:54 PST 2008
Re Time Sync: The clock on my computer is currently synced with an internet
time server. It only varies by about 3 seconds from the atomic clock on the
I am not using the computer to control the radio. With the exception of this
morning, all my monitoring has been from the driveway of my house while
stationary. This morning I listened while taking my daughter to school.
The AMSAT Online Satellite Pass Predictions showed a pass of AO-51 for this
morning as follows (Times UTC):
29 Feb 08 13:55:12 00:07:29 277 8 318 20 14:02:41
I didn't hear anything on this pass. Could this be because the elevation was
only 8? I started listening at 13:50 and ended at 14:10 hearing nothing but
I'll try to listen for for the 20:19 pass which shows a maximum altitude of
On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 7:29 AM, Auke de Jong, VE6PWN <sparkycivic at shaw.ca>
> The only problem he might have with this is: (posted by Kent Frazier)"My
> current hardware is an Icom IC2720 dual band in my personal vehicle with a
> Comet C767 dual band antenna." , so he's mobile. He'll have to sync-up
> time via another means such as a wristwatch.
> Kent, just to make sure, ARE you using your PC in your car to control your
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> Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 4:24 AM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Newbie Here AO-51 Questions.
> > Hi John,
> > Glad that you mentioned it - I was surprised that no one came up with
> > this
> > comment which of course is the key player at the root of any tracking
> > programme.
> > I use "Atom Time Pro" - a free version (unregistered use ) is
> > for
> > those interested - - Yes I know that many other options are available
> > this function.
> > Cheers
> > Ken Eaton
> > GW1FKY
> > Amsat - UK
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