[amsat-bb] Notification of passes

Bruce kk5do at amsat.org
Mon Aug 24 23:05:52 UTC 2015

on an iphone, the pxsat app will allow you to select a particular 
satellite and then set reminders automatically for the pass of your 
choosing when you look at the upcoming list. on the main screen, click 
on the gear, then click on the I (for information on that satellite) 
that you want to see passes for. then tap each pass you want to be 
notified about. you can then click on the gear in the lower right 
(param) and set the pass notifications margin for 30 seconds, 1 minute, 
2 minutes or 5 minutes. i don't think a one hour before the pass is 
useful. that would be like letting you know the day before there will be 
3 passes tomorrow. you will be busy or forget when that hour comes up. 
maybe a combination of using the calendar to notify you an hour before 
and the the tracking app notifying you 5 minutes before would be a good 


On 8/24/2015 4:47 PM, Skyler Fennell wrote:
> I have been very bad at making satellite contacts recently. The main reason is because they aren't at a specific time every day/week and I don't look for passes very often. When I do search for passes, I am busy during the pass or don't have enough time to prep for a pass in 10 minutes. In addition, I can only work FM, so there aren't many sats (like one)
> Has anybody ever found something to get notified when a pass is coming up (maybe in the next few hours or so) via text message or email or something else?
> Thanks,
> Skyler KD0WHB
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