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Re: USA Sunsat Passes



Gary \"Joe\" Mayfield wrote:

> I am very likely running WinOrbit incorrectly, but it appears to me that the
> first two SO-35 weekday passes for the USA.  March 16th and 17th do not
> occur over the USA.  Is this correct?  They appear to be about 15 to 20
> minutes early.  The other two, March 18th and 19th appear to be right on.
>
> Thanks and 73,
> Joe

I agree with your assessment.  I plotted all the passes on the current posted
schedule.  This is what I got (best viewed with monospaced font - like courier):

All dates and times in UTC

Tuesday 14 March

Australia          11:51 to 12:05   OK
Japan              11:35 to 11:49   OK
Europe             19:54 to 20:08   OK

Wednesday 15 March

Europe             20:54 to 21:08   OK
South America      23:33 to 23:47   WRONG - Australia

Thursday 16 March

USA                03:18 to 03:32   WRONG - Asia
                           USA is about 0334 - 0350
Australia          10:36 to 10:50   OK
Japan              23:50 to 00:04   WRONG - S. America

Friday 17 March

USA                04:18 to 04:32   WRONG - Asia
                           USA is about 0432 - 0450
Australia          11:35 to 11:49   OK
Europe             21:13 to 21:27   OK (& W. Africa)
South America      23:52 to 00:06   WRONG - Antarctica
Australia          23:48 to 00:02   OK

Saturday 18 March

RSA                08:08 to 08:22   OK
Europe             06:53 to 07:07   OK
USA                15:07 to 15:21   OK
Japan              23:28 to 23:42   OK (& East Asia)

Sunday 19 March

RSA                07:28 to 07:42   OK
South America      12:30 to 12:44   OK
USA                14:27 to 14:41   OK


Several misses..

73
----------------------
Jim Walls - K6CCC
k6ccc@amsat.org


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