[amsat-bb] Re: HRD Sat Tracking program - slow?

Mark Lunday, WD4ELG mlunday at nc.rr.com
Sat Apr 11 09:38:17 PDT 2009

Ditto here.  The TX radio does not seem to be interfacing in a timely
fashion with HRD, which updates the TX radio when it finally does sense that
transmitting is occurring.

Mark Lunday
wd4elg at arrl.net

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Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2009 9:03 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: HRD Sat Tracking program - slow?

Also have negative experience with Vista and HRD satellite, but not the
luxury of going back to XP. In my case it works, but if I try and control
two radios (as it does easily on XP), one updates frequencies for doppler
nicely, and the other either not at all, or only once a minute or so.  All I
have to do to catch things up is uncheck one or the other radio. 

Not a programmer but perhaps some overhead in controlling the ports? I have
serial ports as well as USB converters. Doesnt seem to matter which I use.

SATPC32, by comparison, seems to work fine, but I really like some of the
Sat features of HRD and am sad I cant use them anymore.


On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 9:38 AM, Bill Dzurilla <billdz.geo at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Anyone using the Sat Tracking feature on Ham Radio Deluxe?
> When I click on New Satellite, CPU usage shoots to 100% and it takes over
a minute to display the track of the new sat. Also very slow on several
other functions. This can't be normal, is it my computer or is it Vista?
Running a new Lenovo desktop with Windows Vista.
> I tried it with my Windows XP laptop and it worked fine. Darn Vista. Any
way to get it working properly with Vista (32 bit version)?
> Any cure?
> 73, Bill NZ5N
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