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Re: re: AO-27 orbit 31511 no downlink?



Or, she could join the Amsat keps reflector!

.At 02:23 PM 10/12/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>    I've worked though AO-27 from the very same location with the VX-5 and an
>    (admittedly different, borrowed) Arrow antenna. 
>
>    The element set epoch on the Keps I'm using is 04 May 1996, and SatTrack
>    predicted AOS at 11:35, MEL at 11:42 and LOS at 11:50 for FW29KW...OK,
so I
>    was someplace in FN20; it shouldn't make *that* much difference.
>
>OK, your KEPS vastly too old, get some that aren't more than a few months
>old, which will be fine for this bird. Here's a few days of predictions for
>Philadelphia to get you started in UTC:
>
>    12Oct99  14:26:37 14:34:00 14:41:24  00:14:47   21  99 175  39.6  AO-27
>      Tue    16:06:39 16:13:22 16:20:22  00:13:43  360 295 228  25.4  AO-27
>
>    13Oct99  13:59:56 14:06:48 14:13:39  00:13:43   28  94 160  22.4  AO-27
>      Wed    15:39:18 15:46:34 15:53:58  00:14:39    5 290 213  43.4* AO-27
>
>    14Oct99  13:33:32 13:39:27 13:45:30  00:11:58   37  90 143  12.1  AO-27
>      Thu    15:12:06 15:19:38 15:27:18  00:15:12   11 288 199  77.3* AO-27
>             16:53:05 16:58:28 17:03:58  00:10:53  348 302 255   9.9  AO-27
>
>    15Oct99  14:45:10 14:52:34 15:00:13  00:15:04   17  98 185  59.9* AO-27
>      Fri    16:25:28 16:31:48 16:38:15  00:12:46  355 297 238  17.7  AO-27
>
>    16Oct99  14:18:14 14:25:29 14:32:45  00:14:31   23  97 170  33.2  AO-27
>      Sat    15:58:00 16:04:59 16:12:07  00:14:07    2 293 223  29.7  AO-27
>
>I'll try to be on for the second Friday pass if you want to work California
>but expect it to be a mob scene, as those transcontinental passes often are.
>
>    				 -- KD6PAG
>
>
>P.S.  I'll go get some fresh KEPS for myself and them to you via a separate 
>e-mail.  You probably should get a more current 'modes.dat' file as well.
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