[amsat-bb] Re: QSL Etiquette

John Wright ham at g4dmf.co.uk
Sun Mar 15 12:16:08 PDT 2009

At 14:21 15/03/2009, you wrote:

>Satellite does not lie (Human does)
>Something came up to my mind. i received a QSL card for a satellite 
>QSO one year prior to the date i get the card. And for an unexplainable
>reason this QSO was not in my log. We have another tool available to 
>check if with the time reported on the card this satellite was at
>least in view at that time. Just set back your pc clock around the 
>past date and play with you program to see if it's matching a co-
>visibility foot print.
>It was not but when i try local to UTC time switch it does. This 
>fellow discharge himself from his burden of proof and he got my card but
>not before he sends me a corrected one.

That only works if you also back-date the KEPS to the correct set for 
the date in question, or else the satellite won't be where the 
tracking software says it is!
The sat will be in a considerably different position with keps for a 
year ( or any other period ) in front.  

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