[amsat-bb] Re: Oscarlocator
andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Oct 14 04:34:34 PDT 2011
At the flea market in St Petersburg (Russia, not Fla!) this August I bought a Russian ex-ship "Oscarlocator"- type device for geostationary satellites in the Inmarsat series.
It's a map of the world with the satellites marked on it along the equator, and a transparent plastic overlay from which you can read the az and el to the satellite from your position. It rotaes around a central screw.
Obviously it'll work with any geostationary satellite once you have drawn it in.
I have scanned all 3 components - map, overlay and Russian text - and translated the text. I sent it to amsat-uk for their bulletin but I don't think they are interested. Maybe nobody is. But if anyone is, let me know and I'll post it on my website.
73 de andy g0sfj
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