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Re: YES!!!!! ALPHA ON A HAND HELD!!!!



You're correct Jim.  I was comparing the orbit of ISS with that of other
LEOs and not MIR.

73,

Jon
NA9D

on 11/5/00 2:46 PM, Jim Walls at k6ccc@earthlink.net wrote:

> ALso, of course, ISS is running probably 10
>> watts or  more compared to the usual amateur satellite that is running a
>> watt or so...
> 
> Then Jon Ogden - NA9D replied:
> 
>> ISS is also at a much, much lower altitude.  About 200 miles or so.  Most of
>> the LEOs are somewhere around 500 to 600 miles - about twice the distance.
> 
> Better check you facts Jon.  MIR and the ISS are at about the same altitude.
> Moments ago (in preperation for this note), MIR was at 336 KM and Alpha at 351
> KM.  Both altitudes determined using Nova for Windows and the elements
> AMSAT-NA
> sent out a day or two ago.  Both manned stations are lower than the most of
> the
> LEO satellites however


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Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

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http://www.qsl.net/ke9na

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