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RE: BASIC SGP4 Algorithm wanted



Title: RE: [amsat-bb] BASIC SGP4 Algorithm wanted

Paul,

James's Plan13 more closely matches SGP, ... it does not do the same as SGP4. Though I do admit that most people will not see much difference in the results (its only the purists that get wound up about the errors).

Cheers
Paul, VP9MU

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Williamson [mailto:kb5mu@amsat.org]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 1999 11:24 PM
To: hamradio@oz.net
Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] BASIC SGP4 Algorithm wanted


At 04:02 PM 1/15/99 -0700, Randy Stegemeyer wrote:
>     Does anyone have a copy of the SGP4 algorithm in BASIC they could
>send me?  I have a copy in FORTRAN, and I could rewrite it, but I didn't
>want to spend the time if it was already available somewhere.  If you
>have a copy, or could recommend a source, please let me know.  Thanks!

A substantial subset of SGP4 (the one usually used in amateur
radio applications) is available in BASIC (with an explanatory
article) at http://www.amsat.org/amsat/articles/g3ruh/111.txt

73  -Paul
kb5mu@amsat.org


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