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I have not dabbled in this area enough to understand much other than setting up software available for decoding APT. The only question is reading elevation and azimuth to determine when a satellite will be directly or nearly directly overhead. I can't do decodes from weather satellites just barely above the horizon. Like I said, I really need them to be overhead even if it takes a week.

In this image I need to know if elevation column can tell me the highest point in the sky. Are higher numbers better?
 

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In this image I need to know if elevation column can tell me the highest point in the sky. Are higher numbers better?
Yes.. The elevation is in degrees ranging between 0 and 90. zero degrees is on the horizon and 90 degrees is straight overhead.
 

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I use WXTrack from David Taylor, Edinburgh - works a treat for me although you do have to keep the Keplerian data up to date but that's fairly automatic
 

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