[amsat-bb] Is there satellite tracking software for smart phones?

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Apr 14 00:41:42 UTC 2017


Try AmsatDroid Free. A free tracking app, it has a crosshairs on
the screen with two circles. Top of the crosshairs is north, outer circle
is the horizon, inner circle is 45 degrees elevation, and the center
of the crosshairs is directly over you. I have used it on my Android
tablet (original Nexus 7) and phones (Nexus 4, 5, and 5X). A simple
app, but it works. You can manually enter your location, or let the
GPS or mobile network set it for you. Select a list of amateur
satellites to load into the app, and away you go...


Twitter: @WD9EWK

On Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 12:29 AM, Mike Lemons <becalmed9 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a satellite app for Android phones? Preferably
> something that shows where the satellite is above the horizon.
> SkEye looks promising. I think that if I Velcroed my phone to the boom of
> my Arrow antenna, the app would give me realtime feedback of where to point
> the antenna. People use the app for pointing telescopes. That would be
> greater precision than what I need.
> The SkEye website says almost nothing about satellite tracking. From what I
> can discern this function only exists in the paid version. ($6)
> (This is the third time that I have tried to send this message. Maybe if I
> put my callsign in, it will be accepted)
> 73
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