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Re: FODTrack Question



Hola Joe:
Fodtrack.cfg version 2.6 should be edit as follows:
Latitude North   + xx.xxx
Longitude West  - xx.xxx
The cfg. file does not have a place for altitude above sea level.
73
Ignacio


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Black" <jbblack@dbtech.net>
To: "'Amsat BB'" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 12:22 AM
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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