[amsat-bb] AO-27 schedular and website? Whats up.

Tom Schuessler tjschuessler at verizon.net
Tue Nov 1 20:53:58 PDT 2011

I remember a note sometime ago that the keeper of the www.ao27.org web site
who is also the keeper/sender of the TOPR timing information for the
satellite was on a hiatus and that was the explanation of why the web site
was not available and the updates to the epoch.txt and topr.txt files that
the AO-27 scheduler do not work.

It has now been several months since then and still the sites do not work
and the software scheduler program will not get updates because the domain
is unavailable.  It did eventually say that it updated the files
successfully but it did take quite a while.

Any word on what the status is and more importantly, are the timings for
AO-27 being updated periodically to allow for clock drift and orbital
changes.  Since the turn-on/turn-off schedule is important to the long term
survival of the bird and knowing the timings are important to successfully
working it, I wonder what is happening here?  It 

Thanks and 73

Tom Schuessler
n5hyp at amsat.org

More information about the AMSAT-BB mailing list