[amsat-bb] Re: games with FO-29/AO-7

Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL vlfiscus at mcn.net
Mon Feb 25 14:35:22 PST 2013

At 10:03 PM 2/25/2013 +0000, Bob- W7LRD <w7lrd at comcast.net> wrote:
>When AO-7 is in B mode it's down link is FO-29' uplink. I was thinking, 
>even though their ground track as seen on Satpc32 do not line up, would 
>not they be able to "see" each other? Which begs the question, how does 
>one determine what that "see" part is? Is there a quick back of the 
>envelope calculation one can do? Keep it simple.
>Bob W7LRD

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking Bob,  But when each satellites
footprints intersect other, then the satellite's are in view of each
other. When the footprints don't intersect the earth is in the way.


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