[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite location prediction weeks away and JOTA

John johnag9d at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 05:34:23 PDT 2012

That's hard to do. ISS periodically reboosts and that changes the orbit. If you use today's keps you could for example be off by several minutes or even more. If you have NOVA or SatPC32 you can do an update the week before and be close assuming no reboost. 

John AG9D

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On Sep 19, 2012, at 11:42 PM, James Luhn <luhn at wt.net> wrote:

> Everyone has been so terrific helping me understand every aspect of Satellite communications.  I have another question that may really show my ignorance of this part of the hobby.  Hopefully I will not be banned from ever asking another dumb question.
> I will be working with a Boy Scout troop on October 20 participating with JOTA (Jamboree On The Air).  Is there an easy way to predict when the various satellites and ISS will be passing overhead on October 20?  It would be nice to know the times and locations for October 20 weeks ahead.
> I wonder if others will be participating in JOTA by demonstrating the use of satellites.
> Thanks and 73,
> -james
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