[amsat-bb] Re: Newbie Here AO-51 Questions.

Kent R. Frazier k5knt at amsat.org
Fri Feb 29 06:40:19 PST 2008


I listed the pass prediction for ISS, not AO-51. Here is the correct AMSAT
Online Satellite Pass Prediction for AO-51 this morning:
29 Feb 08 13:58:51 00:13:47 20 44 110 179 14:12:38

I was trying to listen to both. I wanted to see if I could hear the ISS APRS
digipeater. AO-51 was tuned on one band and ISS on the other. Nothing but
noise from either. I'll concentrate on AO-51 now until I get a better
understanding of what is going on.


On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 8:28 AM, Kent R. Frazier <k5knt at amsat.org> wrote:

> 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 wall.
> 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 noise.
> I'll try to listen for for the 20:19 pass which shows a maximum altitude
> of 75.
> Kent, K5KNT

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