Satellite Locations vs Names?
I'm sure this has been mentioned before but I'm going to bring it up again in case it hasn't. Maybe someone can convince me that I'm wrong here.
Satellites come and satellites go. Since I got into C band in 1988 I've lost count of the different names that have been used for each new bird that was launched. Having said that I often wonder why people always use the name of the satellite instead of it's location in the arc? It just doesn't make sense to me to have to remember new names for satellites when they are constantly changing but the LOCATION usually stays the same?? When I setup my FTA systems I started out my channel lists by naming each satellite with it's position first, ie, 91_C_Galaxy17 or 91_K_Galaxy17. That way I don't necessarily have to keep track of names and I've got my satellite list in numerical order, which is where they are in the Clark Belt. The way stuff is usually posted now I have to go to my setup sheet and look for the satellite name to associate with a position in order to go there? It just doesn't make sense to do it this way?? Or is it that I'm just old and suffer from "CRS"!
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