[amsat-bb] Correction of last

Rick Walter wb3csy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 01:19:49 UTC 2016

Hi Jerry. I may have come in to this discussion too late.  I just remember everyone telling which phone app they would use to track the birds.  If you want to see the AZ-EL of the Outernet bird at your location, and you have SATPC32, it is a piece of cake. I used it to show me the bird with the exact AZ-EL for my house. If you tell the program to give a preview of the orbit and speed it up, it does a tiny figure eight dance at the equator, over a 12 hour time period. I'm currently getting between 4 and 10 dB SNR. I suspect the signal varies when the sun moves behind the bird but also when Inmarsat sends a lot of data down. Also, only after 4-5 days I get a great amount of repeats of WIKI items. The software immediately show 100% for the file and just waits until the bird sends something new. I think California took over 50 minutes! It seems to me the 4" X 4" patch antenna is looking slightly east of where the bird should be located in azimuth. 

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> On Nov 21, 2016, at 4:16 PM, Gerald Payton <gp_ab5r at outlook.com> wrote:
> I am NOT looking for a "tracking program."  I am trying to ascertain the correct Az and El for I-4-F3 satellite from my location.  NOTHING to do with tracking moving birds.  Thanks for all replies & sorry for the bad wording.
> 73,
> Jerry
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