[amsat-bb] Tracking

Pedro Converso pconver at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 15:14:53 UTC 2015

Hi Joe,

Try http://amsat.org.ar/pass.htm  hope it helps.

73, lu7abf, Pedro Converso

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 11:51 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> As in when is a bird gonna come by?
> I'm an old timer. Remember the "Oscarlocator?"
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/images/oscarlocator.jpg
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/tools/images/oscarlocator.jpg
> It never ever failed.
> I am seriously interested in getting active again on many of the birds. But
> unless I fix a problem I am having I won't be I'll go back to EME Oscar 1 or
> was that Oscar 0? And other weak signal modes.
> My problem is. pass predictions. Many of the different sources I try display
> totally different pass times.
> Now I can understand with the two "Programs" I use, ( Orbitron & The tracker
> in HRD ) if I don't have something set right the pass predictions could be
> in error. My fault. weven tho I could set up both programs exactly the same.
> I still get passes that are not the same. sometimes like 1/2 a orbit off.
> other times even worse the passes are like 1 pass off in other words one
> program says the pass is just ending, and the other says it is just
> beginning. But again, this all could be operator error.
> BUT............
> And there always is a but isn't there.
> Web page based trackers, now those should work no matter where you are, and
> what time your computer says it is true? I mean is a bird is directly over
> say Chicago, shouldn't every web site show it being over Chicago regardless
> or where you are or what time your computer says it is?
> I look at like 4 different pages and they have the same bird in different
> places. some again 1/2 an orbit wromng, some like 10 minutes different.
> What is someone to do!?
> Joe WB9SBD
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