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Re: AO-7



If the footprint of the satellite falls anywhere where it is light on the
surface, the satellite is in sun....

73, Drew KO4MA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Emily Clarke" <eec@clarke-design.com>
To: <mike@hatzakis.net>
Cc: "amSAT" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-7


> Hi Mike,
>
> Typically you rotate your antenna towards the satellite, then go outside
> and look at where your antenna is pointing.  If it's pointing somewhere
> dark, then it's night.  If it's pointing somewhere light, it would be day.
:-)
>
> Seriously, the tracking program you use should show some indication.  It
> may be an option you need to turn on, but MacDoppler Pro, Nova, Satscape,
> SatPC32 all have them.  However even knowing where the day/night line is
> isn't enough as that is the day/night line on earth, not in the sky.  Most
> tracking programs also give you an indication when the satellite is
> selected that will tell you if the satellite is illuminated or eclipsed,
> but I know that Satscape isn't accurate in this regard.  MacDoppler Pro
and
> Nova are.
>
> 73,
>
> Emily
>
>
>
>
>
> At 03:52 PM 12/2/2003 -0800, you wrote:
> >how do I translate day/night for the satellite vs. my day/night ?
> >
> >
> >Emily Clarke <eec@clarke-design.com> wrote:
> >Hi Ron,
> >
> >The 2m Beacon is at 145.975MHz. Since you are in VE7 you will hear it in
> >the daylight (North to south passes) when it comes over the pole. At
night
> >(South to North passes) You will not hear it until it is about 5 minutes
> >before the end of the orbit because that will be the earliest time it
will
> >be in sunlight.
> >
> >The AO-7 Resource page at http://www.experthams.net/ao7 should give you
any
> >other information you might need.
> >
> >73,
> >
> >Emily
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >At 10:55 AM 12/2/2003 -0800, you wrote:
> > >This am at 1848 the bird was directly west of my qth. Looked both
29.502
> > >and 145.925 Nil heard. The satellite was in full sun at he time.. I am
not
> > >how ever sure of the beacon frequency for 145 and if the ten meter
beacon
> > >is on.. Ron
> >
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> >
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