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Re: AO-27 need a little asstiance



Hi Steve and Alan!

> There is a very nice scheduling program to be found at:
> http://www.cs.rit.edu/~cjh9783/programs/satsched.php
>
> I have not a user of AO-27, yet, so cannot confirm where it is accurate, as
> it depends on getting an update file from the AO-27 site.  Perhaps someone
> who is knowledgeable can comment on whether it is current?

The files needed for that program are at www.ao27.org, look for the links to
Epoch.txt and TOPR.txt on there.  Another option that works for the upcoming
24 hours is to view the following page:

http://www.ao27.org/AO27/listing.shtml

Compare the times on there when you see "Analogue Med" (this is when the
repeater will switch on) with your own tracking program or the
prediction utility
on the AMSAT web site to see when AO-27 will be available.  Keep in mind
the AO-27 clock runs fast, gaining 0.7 second per day, so the schedule will
gradually differ from what the satellite does over time.

Since its passes are not compatible with my current work schedule, I'm looking
forward to trying this next weekend.  When it was last on in late
2005/early 2006
I made a few hundred contacts and enjoyed it despite the limited operating
schedule.

Good luck and 73!



Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK - Phoenix AZ
http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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