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Re: AO-27 need a little asstiance

Thanks for the plug for my son's little program, Alan...  I'm a very proud 
Papa!  (It's even "plugged" on the AO-27 site itself!)

It is just as accurate as the AO-27 web site's own output (I just ran them 
side-by-side last night), and has the advantage of running on your 
PC/Mac/Linux box (it's in Java, so it's platform-independent) wherever you 
are without the need for an active internet connection, as long as the TOPR 
and EPOCH files are up-to-date (and they don't change all that often).  You 
just need to have the Java runtime environment installed on your particular 
flavor of computer, and run the Update function from the File menu the first 
time you run it.

The 24-hour "look ahead" is quite handy for determining which passes will be 
active for your location:  just compare the Analogue mode times with the 
visible passes for your QTH (in UTC, of course).


George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE@UNITED.NET>
To: <sraas@optonline.net>; <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:02 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: AO-27 need a little asstiance

> Steve,
> There is a very nice scheduling program to be found at:
> http://www.cs.rit.edu/~cjh9783/programs/satsched.php
> I have not a user of AO-27, yet, so cannot confirm where it is accurate, 
> as
> it depends on getting an update file from the AO-27 site.  Perhaps someone
> who is knowledgeable can comment on whether it is current?
> Alan

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