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Re: FODTrack Question



Tnx to all who replied to my original inquiry.  For those of you that may be
wondering, if you're in the Western Hemisphere (i.e. North America, South
America, Central America) you don't enter a "-5" but a "5" (this is for my
current timezone).  Just enter your timezone as a positive number.  That
solved my problem.  Now FODTrack is within eight seconds of NOVA.

Tnx es 73,

Joel B. Black
jbblack@dbtech.net
k2sat@amsat.org
k2sat@arrl.net



----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Black" <jbblack@dbtech.net>
To: "'Amsat BB'" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2001 7:22 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] FODTrack Question


> I am playing around with FODTrack - just getting familiar with it more
than
> anything as I haven't yet built the interface.  I appear to be having a
> problem with it though.  I have entered in *my* pertinent information in
the
> fodtrack.cfg file and, I thought, followed all the instructions; however,
> when I compare the position of the satellite and its AOS/LOS times, they
> differ greatly when compared to NOVA or The Station.
>
> I don't need any e-mails telling me that FODTrack can be used with NOVA or
> The Station without running the FODTrack software - that's not what this
is
> about.  I would like to get it to show correctly on the screen.
>
> I thought I might have set my LAT/LON incorrectly, but I don't think so.
I
> can put those decimal values in Street Atlas and it comes up on my house.
> My time is set correctly (-5 taking CDT into effect).  The only parameter
I
> cannot enter into fodtrack.cfg is my altitude.  However, I'm only about
68m
> above sea level.
>
> I have tried putting my LAT/LON in with Southern and Eastern values, I've
> tried changing my times, but I just cannot get this to track correctly.
>
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
>
> Tnx es 73,
>
> Joel B. Black
> jbblack@dbtech.net
> k2sat@amsat.org
> k2sat@arrl.net
>
>
>
>
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