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Re: ISS tracking



Thanx to Miles, Walter, Peter, etal... problem is fixed.. at least my
predictions are now dead on with NASA.. I have been chasing sats for several
years now, just had a brain fart... old keps/overtaxed NT workstation/PICNIC
(PROBLEM IN CHAIR NOT IN COMPUTER)
73,
Mac W8XF
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Hodgson <va3pkh@rac.ca>
To: Mac <w8xf@citynet.net>
Cc: AMSAT <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISS tracking


> Hi Mac
>
> Are your dates OK ? 12:20 UTC was a good pass on the 13th.
>
> I ran it in Winorbit to check. My Winorbit was OK at 12:58 UTC today and
> I heard the pass on 143.625.
>
> I believe that the "Orbital Model" option should be set to SGP4 for best
> results.
>
> 73
>
> Peter
> VA3PKH
>
> Mac wrote:
> >
> > OK, old guy, new question....
> > I am tracking the ISS as of yesterday with WinOrbit3.6 and latest KEPS
from
> > AMSAT...
> >
> > I showed a good pass this AM at 7:24 EDT.. didn't hear a peep... however
at
> > 8:02 EDT I heard the Russian stuff on 143.625...  how can I be off by 38
> > mins??? I have blown the time conversion before, but was off by an hour,
not
> > 38 mins!?!?! My ISS Keps are set 269 dated 11/9/2000 .. have they
shifted
> > the orbit that far?.. If so, where can we get more current Keps?
> >
> > Thanx in advance,
> > Mac W8XF
> >
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