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Re: Satellite Tracking & Obstructions



Ray -

Nova for Windows can show an obstructed horizon on its maps.  For an
example, see http://www.nlsa.com/images/gallery/large/gallery4.gif

73,
W9IP

RMckni8527@aol.com wrote:
> 
> 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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Michael R. Owen, Ph.D.                      Dept. of Geology
Northern Lights Software Associates         St. Lawrence University
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