[time-nuts] Satellites in the Sky

Michael Wouters michaeljwouters at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 05:06:23 EDT 2016

That should be:


(I tested it this time)


On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 4:23 PM, Michael Wouters
<michaeljwouters at gmail.com> wrote:
> I kinda like the one I wrote:
> www.ninepointtwohgz.org/gnssview.php
> It looks pretty good running on a 42" display mounted on the lab wall.
> But I may be biased.
> Cheers,
> Michael
> On Wednesday, 8 June 2016, Don Lewis <dlewis6767 at austin.rr.com> wrote:
>> I thought I would share a tip for those interested in ’visualizing’ the
>> GPS constellation overhead – ‘seeing’ the satellites you are currently
>> tracking.
>> While there are many GPS monitor apps available, ...some free - some not
>> ...each app will have various means to depict which satellites are overhead.
>> Many have just tables of data.
>> I find the U-Blox, U-Center monitor app (free) most enlightening.
>> Besides being very well written and documented, it of course supports its’
>> proprietary U-Blox modules as well as many standard, NMEA-formatted ones.
>> Put your GPS module in NMEA mode.
>> While in U-Center, bring up the ‘World’ graphic and it will show you which
>> satellites are visible to your location and which ones are being tracked.
>> Very educational to see them progress across the ‘earth’ .
>> Good use of colors for status.
>> You can get instant feedback from moving and relocating your antenna by
>> watching which sats come and go and their color ‘status’.
>> All this makes the hobby more pleasurable, realistic and not so ethereal.
>> -Don
>> N5CID
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