[amsat-bb] Re: rss feed

Joe Veldhuis jvn8fq at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 18:29:48 PDT 2009

A patch to Predict itself would be a project for a better C hacker than myself, but an external script would be pretty easy, as long as the feed has the necessary data (name, NORAD number, freqs/bandwidth and keps) in a convenient format. If/when the feed goes up, I will write something and post it here for anyone interested.

Joe KJ4JIO: something like this would be easiest to parse for applications like this: (hope the listserv doesn't screw up my formatting)

<sat name="AO-7" norad=7530>
 <transponder name="Mode A" type="Linear">
 <transponder name="Mode B" type="Linear">
 <transponder name="FM/packet example" type="FM">
 <beacon name="Mode A beacon" freq=29.502 type="CW" />
 <beacon name="Mode B beacon" freq=145.9775 type="CW" />
 <kep1>1 07530U 74089B   09100.65238050 -.00000027  00000-0  10000-3 0  4485</kep1>
 <kep2>2 07530 101.4327 127.7953 0012098 041.9469 318.2525 12.53575514574259</kep2>

You could, of course, include some additional "human-readable" info that the parser would simply ignore.

-Joe, N8FQ

On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 20:18:17 -0400
Josh Smith <juicewvu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Joe,
> I would be very interested in a script that consumed this RSS feed and
> updated the predict.db file.  Maybe even a patch to predict that made
> this a built in feature?

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