[amsat-bb] Re: NASA 2 Line via mail?
wb7dru at usfamily.net
Wed Nov 25 11:30:55 PST 2009
I loved using the manuel method! I even went so far as to derive the orbit equations myself. But it was exciting when the tracking software for the Timex Z-81. Still have have one in the shack.
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From: "i8cvs" <domenico.i8cvs at tin.it>
Subj: [amsat-bb] Re: NASA 2 Line via mail?
Date: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:07 am
To: "J.D. Smith" <jaydsmit at gmail.com>; "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Hi Smith, N4VIL
Early in 1972 I was receiving by regular post the 2 Line Orbital Data from
Goddard to be used for the meteorological satellites ESSA-8, NIMBUS and
For traching I used as well the azimuthal map of the earth with a foot print
transparent overly and a revolving satellite orbital path.
Yes...no computers at all in the Ham shack at that time but manual tracking
using a map a pencil and a clock was a beginning very useful and exciting.
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From: "J.D. Smith" <jaydsmit at gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:15 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: NASA 2 Line via mail?
> I remember receiving the two line elements from Goddard in the
> I was just getting into amateur radio, but was only using the data to
> predict visual sightings of the shuttle and satellites. I believe the list
> received was a generic for visable satellites. I used the data to manually
> plot an orbital track with grease pencil on a piece of acetate, using it
> an overlay on a map of the earth. I'm sure there's probably more than a
> people here that did the same 'back in the day'. Aren't computers great!
> J.D. Smith
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