[Forum] Fw: [amsat-bb] Re: Bare NASA (2-line) format elements truncated?

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Thu Jul 9 08:40:10 CEST 2009

hallo Gerd,
gerade kam diese Mail in der AMSAT-BB. KB5MU scheint die Sache also in 
Ordnung zu bringen.
73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Williamson" <kb5mu at amsat.org>
To: "Bryan Green" <bag at mac.com>
Cc: "Ray Hoad" <r.hoad at att.net>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 7:42 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Bare NASA (2-line) format elements truncated?

> At 3:44 PM -0700 7/8/09, Bryan Green wrote:
>>Minor emergency: the "Bare NASA (2-line) format elements page" appears to 
>>be truncated:
>>     http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasabare.txt
>>This in turn means that my beloved GoSatWatch software is no-worky!
>>Who fixes these things?
> That's me, I wrote and maintain the scripts that create the files on the 
> FTP site from the Keps bulletins published by Ray Hoad. Thanks for 
> pointing out the problem.
> The script that creates the nasabare.txt file simply scans the nasa.all 
> file and copies out everything that's a valid 2-line element set. The 
> nasa.all file, in turn, is created by saving everything between the SB 
> line and the /EX line in the bulletin email message, just as a packet 
> radio BBS would have done.
> The error this week is actually in the bulletin text itself. Many of the 
> element sets in the bulletin were mangled for some reason. You can see 
> this easily by noting that the line lengths are not all the same, as they 
> should be.
> I have replaced both nasa.all and nasabare.txt with versions from last 
> week's bulletins. When Ray publishes a new set (usually on Friday), they 
> will be replaced as usual with the latest info.
> 73  -Paul
> kb5mu at amsat.org
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