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Re: AO-40 DOA



You misunderstood me.  I know that.  I've made Qs with that same squint too.
But my thought was for that particular spot in the orbit and at that
particular time that hearing wasn't possible.  I was confused as well.

Perhaps I am dead wrong.

Jon

on 1/25/03 6:59 PM, Andrew Glasbrenner at glasbrenner@mindspring.com wrote:

> Your assumption is dead wrong. Lots of us routinely work the satellite at a
> squint of 25. In addition the bird is so close at that point that it's often
> louder than at apogee, just with QSB.
> 
> 73, Drew, KO4MA
> 
>> Looking at a 3D projection of the orbit, it looks to me that even at 25
>> degrees or so squint, the possibility was that the beacon would just be
> too
>> weak to hear.  Perhaps in some orientations of the bird at particular
> points
>> in the orbit, that's the case.
>> 
>> That's what I'm assuming.
>> 

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Jon Ogden
NA9D (ex: KE9NA)

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