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Re: Need AO-40 Squint Angle Calculator / Program



The DOS program Predict can be programmed with the current ALON/ALAT by
editing the predict.db file entry for AO-40

It can predict squints and MA.

Clark B. Wierda, N8CBW


On Sun, 15 Jun 2003, James C. Mankin wrote:

> Dieter K. Schliemann wrote:
> > Hi all
> >
> > I am using SatPC32 that can be downloaded from www.amsat.org.  I find it
> > a great windows based program for the control of my satellite station.
> > Among all of the needed standard information, it gives me MA, squint
> > angles for myself and a second observer, and I can print out nice
> > prediction reports.  I purchased my copy of it from AMSAT at the
> > Hamvention last month, and it did not take very long for me to like the
> > program well enough to make it my primary program for using analog
> > satellites.  Similar to wisp, no TSR is required to control my station
> > via my KCT/T.
> >
> > 73 de Dieter kx4y
> >
> >
> I also got SatPC32 from Amsat but I do not think it really calculates
> AO-40 squint angles as there doesnt seem to be any way to enter ALON and
> ALAT into the program.   I believe the squint angles printed out are only
> correct if ALON/ALAT is 0/0, anyone know for sure?
>                                  73s Jim KB3KJ  n5x@psu.edu
>
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