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Re: wheres ANDE?



ANDE Still alive and operational as at 21st December, 08:42 UTC.

Wow!

I just got back two valid decodes from ANDE.

I heard many others, but some very high noise levels due to my antenna
pointing errors or otherwise.

I am not set up to forward into the APRS network, and as this was my first
"contact" with ANDE, I'll place them both here.

Two packets decoded only, logged here as:

ZL3GA-1>APND12,ANDE-1*,WIDE2-2 <UI R>:=4322.91SN17238.49E#DIGI_NED: Kaiapoi

ZL1TYF>APRS,ANDE-1* <UI R>:Happy Birthday ANDE

Both stations above are in New Zealand.

ZL3GA is in Kaiapoi, per above packet, which is near Christchurch in the
South Island.

I am in Wellington, at the bottom of the North Island.

Based on my antenna pointing and frequency on xmit and receive at the time,
ANDE must not have been too far from that predicted by NOVA, using Keps from
Space-Track that are 33 hours old now. If ANDE was around 2 minutes early as
Bob suggests, I'm not sure I would have got him. However, it was a great
pass, peaking over 85 degrees elevation.

Regards,
Jim, ZL1TYF

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Friday, 21 December 2007 4:11 a.m.
To: 'Mr Jeffrey L Ross'; AMSAT-BB@amsat.org
Cc: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: wheres ANDE?

This morning, in one day, ANDE gained over 1.5 minutes ahead of
schedule. And the keps are a day behind.  So always start
looking about 2 minutes ahead of the current keps..

Bob 



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