[amsat-bb] Re: AO-27 Eclipse

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Apr 6 22:38:11 PDT 2011

Hi Chuck!

> I just downloaded and ran the AO-27 scheduler program and updated the
> epoch.txt and topr.txt files as instructed. I compared the text files with
> the ones currently on the AO-27 website and verified that they are correct.
> For some reason, the times generated by the program differ from the times on
> the AO-27 web site by 11 min 36 sec.
> What am I doing wrong?

What you see in the program is OK.  The AO-27 web site is off.  It seems
to happen like that 2 to 4 weeks after the AO-27 schedule is updated.  Go
with what you see in the program.

You can also look at your tracking program and compare it to the output
from the AO-27 program and web site.  You'll probably see that the web
site shows the satellite turning on near the end of the pass, or after LOS
for you.



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