[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32

Tom k0tw at cox.net
Thu Dec 17 17:15:11 PST 2009

> It amazes me, the number of people who, every time a new
satellite/radio/rotor/interface etc appears, have to ask how to 
> configure SatPC32 to work with the new equipment. 
> I've never seen this with other software, other than the HRD suite. I've
not used SatPC preferring Orbitron or InstantTrack.
> Does SatPC not have a manual or instructions?
> Are we breeding operators who cannot read or understand the language?
> What's going on?

Nigel, just my thoughts but I feel that many people just want a quick answer
rather than taking the time to dig the information out of the book/help
file. I'm not suggesting that there's anything wrong with that. Time spent
searching for configuration data procedures is time that cannot be spent
doing more useful projects. 

I gave a quick (and uneducated) effort to adding XW-1 into my .SQF files
from what I read here on -bb. No success. But no problem. I'll get back to
worrying about XW-1 eventually. In the meantime I have other more pressing
things to do.

Rather than all of us reinventing the wheel each time a new satellite is
launched and operational, why not have one of the 'experts' make the
additions and make the subsequent .SQL files available to all somewhere on
the Amsat web site? 

Tom, K0TW 

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