[amsat-bb] Satellite tracking for Nokia N800/810
w9ae at charter.net
Sun Feb 8 11:25:19 PST 2009
I recently ordered a Nokia N810 "internet tablet". It's a pocket-sized
computer with a 400 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP2420 processor running a
stripped-down version of Linux called "Maemo". It's open source, of
course, and a community of enthusiasts develops software for this
platform. Unfortunately, the maemo.org software index does not list a
satellite tracking program.
What are the practical options to put a satellite tracking program on a
Nokia N810? The display is 800x480 pixels, much larger than most
"palmtop" computers. Is there an existing Linux satellite tracking
program that might work with Maemo Linux if I install the necessary
libraries? Or should I try a Palm OS emulator and use something like
PocketSat that is designed for a much smaller display? Any other
emulation options to consider?
I'm NOT a Linux geek, so I don't know what are the range of options to
investigate. The device can access online satellite tracking
applications using a Wi-Fi connection. But I'm looking for something to
track ham satellites when no wireless Internet connection is available.
Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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