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Satellite Tracking & Obstructions



All tracking programs can tell you exactly when a satellite becomes visible 
above the horizon at your QTH.  However, few people have a 100% "zero 
elevation horizon", that is, there are usually some form of obstructions that 
you have to contend with, such as mountains, buildings, etc at various 
directions around your antennas compass rose.  Do any tracking programs allow 
you to define the height and direction of obstructions at your specific 
location so you can know if a particular sat is really visible, not just 
above the theoretical horizon?  This could be very useful for low altitude 
passes.

73's
Ray - WB3ABN
Kingston, WA

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