[amsat-bb] HO-68 comments.

John Hackett archie.hackett at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 4 01:50:05 PST 2011

Once again, I note the whinging about HO-68's orbit not being suitable for a particular station ... or two.

I'd like to remind the gentlemen concerned that HO-68's on time is NOT designed to favour one particular area. Please remember, it's a Chinese satellite and we should abide by and respect their decision of when to activate the transponder.

For my own use,the HO-68 late afternoon GMT 'on' times are optimum. 

Conversly, I 'could' complain about the ISS orbit - (but I don't) -only 'seeing it at max 6 degrees for 90 seconds every 2 days - (read: unworkable from my QTH), dirro SO-50, AO-27 and VO-52.

What may be poor for one operator could be optimum for another.

Please remember, the world consists of more than The United States Of America and Southern Europe.

73 John.   <la2qaa at amsat.org>

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