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Re: Satellite tracking et al



Yeah, believe our not I still have one (in color) and it has the AO-10, 
RS, Oscar 9 and some others I don't recognize clear plastic overlays.


Emily Clarke wrote:

> Alex Diaz XE1MEX recently sent me a photograph of a color OscarLocator 
> that surprised me because I'd only previously seen them in Black and 
> White. I'd been looking to buy one for a bit, and Alex's photograph 
> gave me the clue I needed.  In the past I was looking for OSCARLocator 
> and never got any hits on eBay or Amazon.com, but from Alex's 
> photograph I could see that it was actually part of a book called 
> "Getting to Know OSCAR From the Ground Up" by Joel P. Kleinman (ed) 
> published by the ARRL.
>
> Knowing this I was able to find one at a used bookstore using 
> ABEBooks.com and should have it shortly.  Since it will be mine (the 
> other's I've seen were in the Project OSCAR archive) I am looking 
> forward to the opportunity to actually play with and learn to use it.  
> It should be fun to demonstrate at presentations and hamfests.
>
> 73,
>
> Emily
>
>
> At 12:43 PM 1/18/2006, you wrote:
>
>> After reading all these posts about "easy-sats", computer tracking 
>> and auto Doppler correction, I thought I'd dig out some of the old 
>> stuff. So i dug out my 1990 copy of " The Satellite Experimenters 
>> Handbook ", looked up Appendix C-1, 'Tracking Data and Overlays'.... 
>> It looked like double-dutch, I've forgotten how to fabricate and use 
>> the Oscar-Locator!. I always seemed to be able to find AO-7 in its 
>> heyday ( first time round ) but I shudder to think how long I used to 
>> spend, working out when the next usable window would be. Todays pace 
>> of life just doesn't seem to have a time slot available to do all 
>> these 'computer' things that we now now take for granted, that we now 
>> call " Computer Station Control"... Even the Log-Book was paper and 
>> pen...
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