[amsat-bb] Re: Oscarlocator
jmfranke at cox.net
Fri Oct 14 04:57:34 PDT 2011
I would like to see it. I have a linear one from the US Navy. It has a
Mercator map with a transparent slide. You move the slide to the satellite
longitude position, find your position through the transparency, and then
read the elevation and azimuth angle from the slide markings.
From: "andy thomas" <andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 7:34 AM
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Oscarlocator
> 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
> 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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