[amsat-bb] Re: satpc32 help

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Sun Nov 12 08:28:51 PST 2006

Alan and Nick,
SatPC32 reads the CAT data for a particular satellite from the aux. file
Doppler.SQF which can be opened and edited from the menu "?", "Auxiliary
Files". The spelling of the satellite's name in this file must exactly match
the spelling in the Keps file. For the program FO-29 [+] is another
satellite than FO-29. Therefore it will not use the FO-29 data with FO-29

You may either use another Keps file, i.e. nasa.all, which can be downloaded
with the "DownloadKeps" function in the menu "Satellites", or in the file
Doppler.SQF you may duplicate the data lines of the satellites you want to
work and add the "comment" to the satellite's  name. To duplicate the data
lines you may use the "copy" and "paste" functions of Notepad.

73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE at mailaps.org>
To: "'Nick Pugh'" <quadpugh at bellsouth.net>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 3:58 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: satpc32 help

> Nick,
> That is an artifact of the way Keps are being supplied from Celestrak, not
> SATPC32.  They are indicators of the current SC functionality, as the
> poster mentioned.  From an earlier report, SATPC32 works OK with them as
> as tracking, but it can't locate the Doppler correction data since the
> don't appear to match.  If you want to use Doppler tracking, download from
> the AMSAT archives, or edit the files from Celestrak.
> Tim had a good idea, in principle, but it would be nice if it were
> to select a download without "comments."  Or perhaps the next version of
> SATPC32 could deal with the "improvement" by ignoring the status comments
> the satellite name line.  I just use the AMSAT Keps service and copy them
> several directories they are needed.
> 73s,
> Alan
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