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Re: AO-40 question.




Bob, you are an engineer, you should know this.. tilde is often used for 
"about equal" when on a computer.

Looks like you need "Large Fonts" enabled, eh?

Fred W0FMS


>From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@usna.edu>
>To: Reinhard Richter <dj1km@AMSAT.Org>
>CC: "Michael P. Olbrisch" <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>,   "_AMSAT_list (E-mail)" 
><amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] AO-40 question.
>Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 09:39:28 -0500 (EST)
>
>On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, Reinhard Richter wrote:
>
> > You will always find actual ALON/ALAT data on the webpage 
>www.amsat-dl.org.
> > Look for AO-40 Update. ...
> > So it might be ~317/4 for today.
>
>Why the tilde character in front? "~".  It was not until I saw this this
>morning and then was thinking to myself that I wonder if -317 is the same
>as +43 degrees... then I looked closer and realized it was a tilde and not
>a minus sign.  I guess I have had it wrong all along...
>
>Having eyes over 40 is a curse...
>
>And I think now that INSTANTRACK version 1.52 takes those numbers directly
>now as written and gives the correct answer.  No reply needed if
>afirmative. (as long as you dont missread the ~ as a - as I have been
>doing)...
>
>Bob, wb4apr
>
>
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