[amsat-bb] Re: Estimating Distance
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Mon Jun 30 11:57:56 PDT 2008
In SatPC32, go to the tracking tab, then preview. Enter the QSO time, and look at the range entry across the bottom. Do the same for the other stations QTH, and add them together for the round trip distance.
73, Drew KO4MA
>From: Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>
>Sent: Jun 30, 2008 2:47 PM
>To: amsat-bb at amsat.org, amsat-bb at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Estimating Distance
>>From this morning's email...any ideas?
>VE4WMK/handheld called ME last night during a 32-degree pass! I was flabbergasted. We made the contact, and the QSL is on its way to Winnipeg. I am soooo hooked!!!!!\
>Do you know of a formula I can use to get a "ballpark" estimate of the distance my signal travelled to AO-51? When we made the contact, the satellite was no more than 20 degrees, at a heading of about 320 degrees. I was simply amazed to make that contact, given those numbers, from handheld to handheld. I know my coordinates, and I'm sure I can find AO-51's orbital data from the AMSAT site. I'm just wondering if there is a way to get some kind of estimate on that line-of-sight distance.
>Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359
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