[amsat-bb] Sat PC32 Vs. AMSAT Predictions

Ray Hoad ray.hoad at mypbmail.com
Wed Sep 7 02:44:18 UTC 2016

Joe Fitzgerald, KM1P, in answer to a comment made the following reply:

" recommend using  http://www.amsat.org/tle/current/nasabare.txt 
This file is updated daily with ISS elements from the Johnson Space Flight
Center, so you should be dead on to ISS.   It is also the go-to place
for new satellites as soon as we get reliable information/identification
often before we get information from other sources."

This is very good advice and I want to make sure it's not lost is the daily
AMSAT-BB dialogue!  Note that SatPC32 and probably most of the other
tracking programs do not have the above URL listed in the standard choices.
I suggest that you add this option to your tracking program either by
changing the update choices or even typing in the above URL each time if you
have no other option.  In SatPC32, you can add the URL to the auxiliary file
"Celetrak.SQF" I tried it and it works. Note that you will have to close
SatPC32 and reopen it in order to read in the new "Celetrak.SQF" data.

Ray Hoad

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