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Re: AO-40 Orbit




Not right on the equator but about 6.5 degrees of inclination.

73

  C. Martins
  CT3KD


On Fri, 24 Nov 2000, Bill Richarz wrote:

> AO-40 seems to be in an elliptical orbit right on the equator according to my
> Instant Track v.1.50, and also STS-Plus.
> 
> I have been listening on an FM receiver for the beacon on 145.895
> (nearest I could get to 145.898), and I think I'm hearing very strong
> telemetry signals, or other bursts of information.  According to my
> tracking programs, AO-40 is not visible whenever I'm hearing this.
> Maybe some other signal from somewhere???
> 
> So what goes?
> 
> tnx, de Bill, N4DH
> 
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