[amsat-bb] Re: Uni-Trac 2003 Software Question
n4qwf1 at gmail.com
Sat May 26 08:57:55 PDT 2007
The keps update is a witch to figure. Using the keps update button
does not get you the best keps. It calls a batch file called "getkeps"
that is located in the Unitrac directory. Best I can figure the
software wonts this button pushed every 30 days or you get an old keps
message when you open the program. My way around this is to click the
button when it says this and then go into the directory and redo
things myself. You can have a look at the batch file and you will see
the process it calls up.
As for using PCsat32 or Nova there is a section in the manual on this.
It requires calling a DDL control. If you have the "getting started
quick" file it is in there. I have done it with Wisp32 and it works
fine. If you don't have it I can send it to you.
Hope you get it going. It works great after you learn the way of it.
73's << John
On 5/26/07, Malcolm Preston <preston.malcolm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently purchased the unit and program from Spectrum International after
> my 15 year old AEA tracker box failed from salt air, Africa dust, and heat
> exposure here in the Virgin Islands.
> I get a repeated messages from the software that the keps file cannot be
> accessed although the file is installed in the same directory as the program
> and the Main Configuration file set-up is as shown in the manual. Has
> anyone experienced this? I've tried everything I can think of to make it
> work - new 2line kep file, putting it in another directory and referencing
> it, downloading and re installing the program. The program does sometimes
> show the azimuth and elev of a bird and the G5400B but beyond that it
> doesn't work.
> Can anyone out there give me a clue?
> Will the box interface with NOVA or SatPC32 even though the Uni-Trac program
> doesn't work?
> Malcolm Preston, NP2L
> St. John, US Virgin Islands
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