[amsat-bb] Optimal QTH? (Re: WAS-SAT 38 Years Later!

Adrian Engele aa5uk at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 7 23:49:05 UTC 2016

Hi Peter,
Get your lat/long first: http://no.nonsense.ee/qth/map.html

Then go to the bottom of the AMSAT page look for your satellites of choice. The satellite range will be mostly accurate but change slightly over a period of time depending on when a satellite is at apogee at certain times. 


Enter your lat/Long and the satellite range. Then create a sheet for each satellite based on your home or portable location. This will tell you what you should be able to work. 

Good luck!
73, Adrian AA5UK - ZF2AE (in a few weeks)

      From: Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com>
 To: Amsat Bb <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
 Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 3:57 PM
 Subject: [amsat-bb] Optimal QTH? (Re: WAS-SAT 38 Years Later!
On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 10:02 AM, R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net> wrote:
> SAT Operators,
> I just received my WAS-Satellite Award #341 which ended upcovering 38 years of casual operating!


I am currently awaiting an Arrow from Arrow HQ and hope to start
making contacts.  Not sure I can wait 38 years, however.  :-)

I am in EM15, so shouldn't have much trouble even with LEOs, but has
anyone calculated the "optimal" area for WAS QSOs?  I would expect
it's pretty close to where I am but footprint is a factor, too.
Anyone figured it out?

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
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