[amsat-bb] Re: rss feed

Joseph Armbruster josepharmbruster at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 18:37:06 PDT 2009


This Should be cake, although i'm not familiar at all with the predict 
source code.  I should be able to hack this together in my spare time.  
In fact, i'm going to set up a new VM tonight just for satellite app 
hacking and such.

Joseph Armbruster

Joe Veldhuis wrote:
> 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">
>   <upstart>145.850</upstart>
>   <upend>145.950</upend>
>   <dnstart>29.400</dnstart>
>   <dnend>29.500</dnend>
>  </transponder>
>  <transponder name="Mode B" type="Linear">
>   <upstart>432.125</upstart>
>   <upend>432.175</upend>
>   <dnstart>145.975</dnstart>
>   <dnend>145.925</dnend>
>  </transponder>
>  <transponder name="FM/packet example" type="FM">
>   <upstart>145.850</upstart>
>   <dnstart>436.800</dnstart>
>  </transponder>
>  <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>
> </sat>
> 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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