[amsat-bb] Re: Conflicting Predictions.
rolf.krogstad at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 08:32:42 PDT 2014
Full time active birds are SO-50 (FM only) and FO-29 & VO-50 (SSB/CW)
AO-73 right now transponder is only active when satellite is in eclipse
(night-time only) (SSB/CW)
AO-7 is active in the sun and alternates days between mode A and Mode B.
Today it is in mode B
Checking active birds and AO-7 mode is found by going to AMSAT:
then Clicking "SATELLITE INFO >> Current Status"
73 es GL
On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 9:46 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> I was very active in the 70's and 80's on the Birds.
> And now am attempting to try to help some new folk get into them.
> A local Newbie has been trying AO-51 with no luck, So I volunteered to
> see what he is doing and where he needs help.
> BUT........ And there always seems to be a "BUT" isnt there?
> I am getting HUGE discreptencies on Pass times. My location is at,
> Latitude: *43.61°*
> Longitude: *-90.08°*
> Local time zone: GMT -5
> And every source I have tried does not give the same time for my next
> available Pass.
> Amsat web page, http://www.n2yo.com/passes/?s=28375
> And Heavens Above.
> All three aren't even close to each other. My location is dead on with all
> of them. So I am confused as to why each source is sooo different from the
> Joe WB9SBD
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> Idle Tyme
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