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Re: AMSAT Operating Areas (OA's)



On Wednesday 30 January 2008 10:01, Tony Langdon wrote:
> At 09:11 AM 1/30/2008, Geoff wrote:
> >Many many moons ago there was a piece of software that would take the logs
> >from a PACSAT bbs and a set of orbital elements and generate a usage map.
> >Perhaps this could be useful when it comes to plotting high usage areas. I
> >realize that the current thread refers to ISS and the voice birds but the
> >result could be indicative?
>
> I se a potentially fatal assumption here - that the same proportion
> of users in all areas use the packet and FM birds.  I am one that
> would screw up that assumption.  I don't do the pacsats, and I'm not
> likely to. :)  Too many like me, or too many pacsat only users and
> the results are skewed.  In fact, it might be useful to have separate
> digital and voice maps.
>
> 73 de VK3JED
> http://vkradio.com
Good Point Tony,
	How about taking the usage log AND a "WOD" plot of satellite S-meter readings 
and doing AND/OR/NOT comparisons and plotting the results? I can't as I go 
back to work Monday with an airshow coming up on 24Feb08 (besides my code 
cutting skills are rudimentary at best).

73 de Geoff vk2tfg.
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