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Re: NA vs EU co-visibility on FO-29



Hi Luc, VE2DWE

Actually descending orbits of FO-29 are better than the ascending one
because the acquisition between you and Europe fall around  MA=130
very close to the apogee so that the footprint is the maximum available.

For the ascending orbits FO-29 is actually in range for you and Europe at
MA =60 and the footprint is smaller.

The eccentricity of FO-29 is large and the orbit is not very circular.

>From my locator JN70ES I got QSO with W1FC but with you it will be
easier.

Do you use a 3.3 meters dish for 70 cm ?.....only 20 dBi of gain and a
yagi is more appropriate.

Best 73" de

i8CVS Domenico



----- Original Message -----
From: "Luc Leblanc VE2DWE" <lucleblanc6@videotron.ca>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 5:46 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] NA vs EU co-visibility on FO-29


> Today on Jan 24 at 2033Z FO-29 will be visible both on the north east side
on
> North America and on west and northern Europe. I will try to be there at
2033Z
> I say try as we have a forcast for a snow storm here with high winds and
the
> 3.3m dish is not very easy to manoever in those conditions.
>
> Last time i work on this pass only a GM cw station show up.Is is an
evening
> "prime time" pass in europe. Hope it is not a prime time period also on TV
:)
>
> On an OT note our former Canadian astronaut Marc Garneau who resign from
his
> Canadian Space Agency direction to give it a try as a candidate in the
> yesterday Canadian Federal Election has been defeated. It seems that John
Glenn
> space/politics experience is an exception? Space and politics does not
rhyme
> anyway.
>
> As the Surgeon General says "better to be in space business than
sorry...";)
>
> "-"
> "It is not the class of license the amateur holds, but the class of the
amateur
> that holds the license."
>
> Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
> AMSAT 33583
> Skype VE2DWE
> www.qsl.net/ve2dwe
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