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Re: armstrong antenna pointing

Most of the popular tracking programs allow you to print out a table of 
az/el values for a defined time step for any given satellite...  before I 
went to computer-controlled rotors I used the tables provided by Instant 
Track.  You can also guesstimate where to point if you know the AOS 
position, LOS position, and max elevation, and peak the signal with a little 
waving and twisting.

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Fort" <eric.fort@gmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 3:51 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] armstrong antenna pointing

> When one is using an arrow antenna and an armstrong rotator to work one of
> the birds, how does one have any idea where to have the antenna pointed 
> when
> and what movements to make to keep it pointed?  It's a big sky up there.
> Eric

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