[amsat-bb] Re: [SPAM] Satellite Predictions

Andrew Rich vk4tec at people.net.au
Sat Nov 10 21:39:40 PST 2007


I use nova.

Have you updated the keps for orbitron ?

Make sure you PC clock is right.

Andrew Rich VK4TEC
vk4tec at people.net.au <mailto:vk4tec at people.net.au>

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I am brand new to satellites and just getting interested.  I downloaded and
using a satellite tracking program called Orbitron, Yes I realize it is an
old program but the cost was free and until I make a decision to get really
involved in satellites I frankly did not want to put out any money at this
time.  That being said, my problem is that even though both the Orbitron
software and the AMSAT on-line pass predictions have the same Lat/Long
entered I get different data ???? The times are within 5 minutes of each but
the Azm and Elv are way different.  Is there anybody out there using
Orbitron tracking software that I could check with to be sure I have it set
up correctly ?  I am assuming the AMSAT on-line predictions are correct ?
Thanks for any help/comments

73 Gary

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