[amsat-bb] Satellite timing question.

Jason Rearick jbr13 at md.metrocast.net
Wed May 11 03:25:32 UTC 2016

Yes, I have and use Gpredict, but don't know how far ahead to go to find 
when the birds come back around to about the same times as they did last 
month.  I figure they are on a cycle that repeats every so many days, weeks, 
or months.


-----Original Message----- 
From: B J
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:27 PM
To: Jason Rearick
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Satellite timing question.

On 5/10/16, Jason Rearick <jbr13 at md.metrocast.net> wrote:
> I started working sats about a month ago, and would get some good passes
> after 2100Z, once I got home.  Now the birds are not hitting my area in 
> that
> time frame much, how long is a cycle for the satellites to get back into 
> my
> evening EST window?


Do you use any satellite tracking software?  Programs such as Gpredict
(which runs on *nix machines) show the path and footprint of a given
bird and can display when future passes will occur for your QTH.


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
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