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Re: Ant. Alignment and the Moon

NOVA has a very accurate moon window.  Also, Moonbrat, which can be found on
W5UN's webpage, will track the moon for you as well without the need for
"artificial" keps to be put into another program


Scott Olitsky, M.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
The Children's Hospital of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

4 X M2 9SSB  8877  PA  2 meter EME


No Goal 1:

NHL Rule 78-B:    Unless the puck is in the goal crease area, a player of
the attacking side may not stand in the goal crease. If a player has entered
the crease prior to the puck, and subsequently the puck should enter the net
while such conditions prevail, the apparent goal shall not be allowed.


No Goal 2:

A puck which goes through the side of the net is not a goal
-----Original Message-----
From: Tony AB2CJ <ab2cj@nais.com>
To: _AMSAT_list (E-mail) <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>; William B Magnusson
Date: Monday, May 15, 2000 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Ant. Alignment and the Moon

>Sounds great Bill, I'd appreciat it if you could send the file.  I'll give
>it a try in my Instantrack
>program....  it would be interesting to see how much difference there is
>between Instantrack
>and the more accurate keps you spoke of.
>Thanks again for the informative reply!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: William B Magnusson <williamb@netc.net.au>
>To: Tony AB2CJ <ab2cj@nais.com>; _AMSAT_list (E-mail) <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Date: Monday, May 15, 2000 5:43 PM
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Ant. Alignment and the Moon
>>At 14:33 15-05-00 -0400, Tony AB2CJ wrote:
>>>After installing a new M^2 antenna, I checked it's alignment using the
>>>and noticed my antennas were off by 10 degrees or so.  I used Instantrak
>>>made sure the computer clock was correct for accurate measurments.  My
>>>question is, how accurate are the "built-in" keeps in Instantrack and is
>>>this the best way to align satellite antennas?
>>The Moon tracker in InstantTrack doesn't pretend to be very accurate and
>>could easily be 10 degrees or so out. You will need something more
>>if you are going to set up by the Moon. There are many good
>>astronomy/planetarium programs around that will give you an accurate
>>of the Moon's position. I have a copy of MOONKEPS written by P Gerber
>>HB9BNI. It is a zip file 36k long and it generates a set of kep elements
>>each month of a year which can be used in any amateur radio satellite
>>tracking program. These give accurate results. I could post it if you
>>Why not check your set up using the Sun and the shadow of the beam on the
>>ground? IT does a good job of tracking the Sun. There was a thread on this
>>BB several months ago which looked at many different ideas for setting up
>>antennas. I have 'true-north' marked by pegs in my backyard and I have
>>always used the shadow method to set up the antennas. The 70cm beam has
>>heaps of gain and it tracks the digisats perfectly.
>>Regards, Bill...vk3jt
>>Milawa Australia
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