[amsat-bb] Re: Conflicting Predictions.

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Mon Mar 24 07:58:09 PDT 2014

AO-51 has been non-operational for over 2 years. I'd guess pass times
are off because some of the Keps databases are not updated with
non-operational satellites.

SO-50 is the only operational FM satellite.


Paul, N8HM

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 10:46 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.
> Orbitron,
> 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
> other.
> \
> Anyone?
> Joe WB9SBD
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