Character-8 should be ignored

Matson, Robert (
Wed, 2 Jun 1999 15:43:37 -0700

Hi Allen,

> -- my short-form answer is "yes, any character should  be allowed as
> character 8 of line 1."

I agree.  I see no reason why this character should be used as a
validity check by amateur satellite tracking codes.  All of the
programs I've written ignore it.  --Rob