[amsat-bb] Help Uni-Trac and keps

Perry Yantis pyantis at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 29 10:44:57 PST 2006

Yes I think I have figured it out.
I noticed that when I download from Celestial bbs I went to word pad and
hit replace.
I then told it to replace all "-" with a space.
I forgot that there was a "-" in the satellite name and I think that was
the problem.
After reading a comment on the Amsat bbs I decided to open the amateur.txt
in word pad and then hit the replace button.
Then I told it to find [-] and replace with 3 spaces, then the do all
I then repeated this procedure after changing the "-" to "+" and again with
"+"being changed to "P".
Then I clicked the "save" button.
This seemed to work OK so far.
When you edit the kep file if you leave out a space or something the txt
file no longer works in Uni-trac but does work OK in Nova.
That is why I hate to edit the file and up until lately I did not have to
with  the keps from Celestial bbs.
The Amsat keps had a header that had to be edited out until not too long
ago when those keps became available in the bare keps (with no header)
Also check the satellite names as keps from different bbs have different
names for some satellites like Oscar 7.
Anyway try this and see if it works for you
I just don't know everybodies keps have to be different!
Perry WB8OTH

Perry Yantis
pyantis at earthlink.net

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