[amsat-bb] Re: volunteering (Mobile Satellite PAPER Predictor)

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 20 21:43:04 PDT 2009

 >> ... The small piece of paper that my proposal outputs is a single
piece of paper with about 10 numbers on it, no bigger than about
2" by 3" suitable for taping to your dashboard above your radio.

Then take your pencil, and write it out ...

In my AMSAT presentations, I show both graphical representations of  
sat passes, as well as pure numeric data. My audiences much prefer the  
graphical representations. So, what you are requesting may not have a  
"market share" as great as you might think.

This reminds me of the old Internet wives tale about the development  
of the space pen. You remember ... The story goes that America spent  
millions of bucks to develop a writing implement suitable for space  
travel. But what did the thrifty Russians do? Used pencils ...

It is not a true story, of course: Both manned space programs used  
pencils at the beginning of their projects. But it makes a good Cold  
War story for the U.S.

ANYWAY - There are several online (and FREE) sources for the info you  
seek ... as well as commercial programs that will generate the info.  
Want to slap something on your visor? Geeze, just write it out ... or  
cut and paste ....

Curmudgeon-ly yours,

Clint, K6LCS

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