[amsat-bb] Re: Oscarlocator

jmfranke 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.

John  WA4WDL

From: "andy thomas" <andythomasmail at yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2011 7:34 AM
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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 
> 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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