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RE: Sat Names for LoTW



stop the fighting,

if you go to TQSL and Edit and existing file you will see SATELLITES Names
you might have to EDIT each one in your log but it's a start.


Jim
W5SSG


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Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 6:14 PM
To: Clark B. Wierda
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Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Sat Names for LoTW



Log Window takes the names from NOVA. Does NOVA create them or are they
part of the Keps that Nova gets?
Since Nova is the #1 satellite tracking software I suggest we stay with the
names that Nova uses.

W4SCO

At 05:36 PM 10/14/2003, you wrote:
>Why don't we, as the user community suggest what that standard should be?
>
>Either as a list (AO-07, FO-29, AO-40) and/or as a standard (Prefix (AO,
>FO, SO, UO) and hyphen and a leading zero padded numeric suffix (this
>could either define the required length of the suffix or require any
>matching process to pad leading zeros to get the lengths the same)
>Standard constructions would then be a string match after adjusting for
>length (AO-7 would match AO-07 and AO-007).
>
>The definition should have enumerated exceptions (Shuttle, ISS, Mir) or
>some designator for those items that adhere to the standards.  One way
>might be to prohibit an exception from having a hyphen (and requiring the
>use of the hyphen otherwise).  (STS-40, for example, would fit the first
>definition and be easily identified as different from AO-40)  Exceptions
>would require a complete string match to be considered the same.
>
>Just a starting point and probably less clear than I would like.
>
>Fire away!!
>--
>Clark B. Wierda, N8CBW
>cbw@io.com
>
>
>
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