[amsat-bb] New version of SATPC32 available!
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Mon Oct 29 07:22:48 PST 2007
Version 12.7 is out!
1. The program now comes with additional sets of 2D and 3D
physical world maps. Via mouse click the user can switch
between political and physical maps.
2. The political 2D world maps have been updated. Now they show
the border lines of the successor states of the former
Soviet Union and the former Yugoslavia.
3. The programs (SatPC32, SatPC32ISS and Wisat32) now support
rotor steering with the Italian rotor system ProSistel.
4. The "Uplink Calibration" feature has been expanded. With
previous versions this function could only be used with
"normal" SSB satellites (SSB on Uplink and Downlink). Now
it also works with mixed-mode satellites (Uplink: SSB,
Downlink:FM). Sometimes AO-51 is using this mode.
The "Uplink Calibration" function allows users to automatically
calibrate the Uplink frequency for best audio pitch of their
downlink signal and to save the change. With future program
starts the user will then immediately hear his own downlink
when he switches to that satellite, without the necessity to
tune around and produce QRM.
Important: With SSB/FM satellites the SatPC32 control "V"
must be switched to "V+" before the "Uplink Calibration"
function can be used.
5. The programs (SatPC32, SatPC32ISS,Wisat32) no longer use the
IOPort.SYS driver for port access. This driver doesn't work on
64-bit systems. So, no special version of these programs is
necessary for 64-bit systems.
The driver was used to steer the German rotor interface IF-100.
Since direct steering of this Interface by SatPC32 is no longer
possible the update includes a little server program similar to
the rotor driver files for the other interfaces and controllers
supported by SatPC32. The new IF-100 server program is only
functional with 32-bit systems. The other rotor interfaces and
controllers - except the FodTrack interface and the KCT-Tracker -
are supported with 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
6. Some minor improvements have been made with SatPC32ISS, WinAOS
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