[amsat-bb] Re: K5D from CM98kx?
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 23 20:34:07 PST 2009
Ah, that's what I was afraid of. Thanks so much for running the numbers. My setup here is pretty good, but I'm also in a bit of a hole, and am surrounded on most sides by live oak trees. The only clear shot at some sort of a horizon is to the west, and that just ain't gonna work. I don't get into the V/U birds very well below 5 or so degrees headed south east, and it's a lot worse on L or S. And, no, I don't own all the trees, so a chain saw is not going to solve everything :-).
One puzzle, though... If AO-51 is at a higher altitude than SO-50, therefore having a bigger footprint, why is the only mutual pass on SO-50? I'm guessing it's just how the passes (don't) line up at this particular time, right?
p.s. to Mark... Nice software, right operating system!
> Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 11:47:12 -0500
> From: bbj at innismir.net
> To: ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
> CC: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] K5D from CM98kx?
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> Greg D. wrote:
> > Does anyone know if either of the sats being used by K5D have a
> > mutual window with CM98kx (that would be me)? I just realized that
> > none of my software knows how to compute this, and all of the passes
> > I've looked at don't appear to cover us both. If there is a pass, it
> > seems like it would be vanishingly low on the south eastern horizon.
> I ran CM98 and FK68 through some software that Mark K6HX wrote a while
> back (and I begged him to send to me... Mark, have you released it yet?)
> and the results are not promising:
> bbj at kuroshio:~$ mutual AO-51 CM98kx FK68gj
> bbj at kuroshio:~$ mutual SO-50 CM98kx FK68gj
> || 2009/02/23 21:31:00 | CM98kx +0.1 107.6 | FK68gj +0.6 295.9 ||
> || 2009/02/23 21:31:15 | CM98kx +0.2 105.6 | FK68gj +0.7 297.9 ||
> || 2009/02/23 21:31:30 | CM98kx +0.3 103.6 | FK68gj +0.9 300.0 ||
> || 2009/02/23 21:31:45 | CM98kx +0.3 101.5 | FK68gj +1.0 302.0 ||
> || 2009/02/23 21:32:00 | CM98kx +0.3 99.5 | FK68gj +1.0 304.1 ||
> || 2009/02/23 21:32:15 | CM98kx +0.3 97.5 | FK68gj +1.1 306.2 ||
> || 2009/02/23 21:32:30 | CM98kx +0.3 95.4 | FK68gj +1.1 308.3 ||
> || 2009/02/23 21:32:45 | CM98kx +0.2 93.4 | FK68gj +1.1 310.4 ||
> || 2009/02/23 21:33:00 | CM98kx +0.1 91.4 | FK68gj +1.0 312.5 ||
> || 2009/02/23 21:33:15 | CM98kx +0.0 89.4 | FK68gj +0.9 314.5 ||
> bbj at kuroshio:~$ mutual ARISS CM98kx FK68gj
> bbj at kuroshio:~$
> How good is your setup? ;)
> - --
> Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
> bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/
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