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Satellite Prediction emailer



All,

I've been busy adding to my sat prediction emailer.

You use it as follows.

Send an email to igor@highrf.com (note email address change)
Subject - Callsign

In the body include prediction requests on separate lines as follows (you
can include more that one, just make sure they are on separate lines)

predict <satname> <city> <timezone> <days>

<satname> - most of the active sats are available, examples will be shown
below (you can get a list by sending email as above, but just type "predict
list"

<city> - I have a database of 700 cities throughout the world.  Most major
cities are included.  If you need to include a space, use the "_"
(underscore) character for the space.  Also if you get a reply with a
listing of cities that are similar, you'll have to include the city
complete, including the spaces and the commas. e.g. Boston,_MA

<timezone> - I don't have the entire world available.  I have all the US
TZ's and UTC and Hawaii and Japan.  e.g. EDT, CST, HST, JST, UTC

<days> - the number of days that you want a prediction listing to include.

Examples.

predict fo20 atlanta edt 7 - would give a prediction for the next 7 days for
fo20 in EDT times based upon an observer location of atlanta, GA

predict sts-92 mountain_park,_GA utc 10 - would give a prediction for the
next 10 days for sts-92 in UTC times based upon an observer location of
Mountain Park, GA

A complete request would be ....

mailto:igor@highrf.com
subject: NE1H
body:
predict sts-92 Buford EDT 2 - predict sts-92 for the next 2 days in EDT
times based upon my home location

Results for command 'predict STS-92'


NE1H SatTrack V3.1 Orbit Prediction

Satellite #26563  : STS-92
Data File         : tlex.dat
Element Set Type  : NASA
Element Set Number: 18 (Orbit 56)
Element Set Epoch : 15Oct00  12:05:12.100 UTC   (0.6 days ago)
Orbit Geometry    : 202.48 nm x 206.20 nm at 51.575 deg
Propagation Model : SGP4
Ground Station    : Buford, GA, USA   ---   EM84AC
Time Zone         : EDT (-4.00 h)


 Date (EDT)          Time (EDT) of        Duration   Azimuth at  Peak  Vis
Orbit
                 AOS      MEL      LOS     of Pass  AOS MEL LOS  Elev

Mon  16Oct00  00:08:15 00:12:19 00:16:22  00:08:06  333  26  78   8.9  NNN
67
              01:43:34 01:48:43 01:53:52  00:10:19  316  47 128  64.2* NNN
68
              03:20:20 03:24:08 03:28:04  00:07:44  283 235 185   8.0  NNN
69
              16:40:05 16:44:01 16:48:11  00:08:06  178 127  73   9.6  DDD
78
              18:14:31 18:19:34 18:24:43  00:10:12  235 318  43  52.5* DDD
79
              19:52:17 19:56:05 20:00:01  00:07:44  287 337  26   7.9  VVN
80
              21:31:23 21:33:29 21:35:41  00:04:18  332 357  23   2.0  NNN
81
              23:07:48 23:10:59 23:14:18  00:06:31  338  18  58   4.9  NNN
82

Tue  17Oct00  00:42:59 00:47:46 00:52:48  00:09:49  324  34 109  24.9  NNN
83
              02:18:54 02:23:34 02:28:28  00:09:35  299 232 161  21.9  NNN
84
              15:41:57 15:43:33 15:45:24  00:03:26  141 123 101   1.4  DDD
93
              17:13:49 17:18:51 17:23:53  00:10:04  215 131  52  48.8* DDD
94
              18:50:28 18:54:54 18:59:26  00:08:58  267 329  31  14.5  DDD
95
              20:29:20 20:32:02 20:34:44  00:05:24  316 349  21   3.1  VVN
96
              22:07:06 22:09:40 22:12:15  00:05:09  340  11  41   2.7  NNN
97
              23:42:24 23:46:49 23:51:14  00:08:51  330  30  89  12.7  NNN
98

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Send 'help' or 'commands' in the body for supported commands

Generated by igor@highrf.com
Core code copyright J.C.Wren (K4JCW), 2000
Satellite portions copyright A.K.Adamson (NE1H), 2000

As you can tell, you get times, pointing info, max elevation, visibility
info and orbit numbers.

I update the keps everyday automatically and while there is a shuttle up,
I'll be including that information.

If you have problems, please email me direction at mailto:ne1h@highrf.com  I
can pretty much look at the logs and see what happened, and sometimes if I
see that requests are having trouble, I'll drop you a note with a fix.

Thanks, have fun and let me know if this is useful.
Alan

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