[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite tracking for Nokia N800/810

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Sun Feb 8 11:57:07 PST 2009

I'm no Linux geek either, but I managed to get Gpredict running on an Ubuntu 
box quite painlessly (of course, Ubuntu took care of the dependencies 

I'd say start with Predict, Portable Predict+, or Gpredict, if Maemo has a 
GUI.  Predict and Portable Predict+ are available on the AMSAT software 
page, and the author, John Magliacane, is on the BB...

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wayne Estes" <w9ae at charter.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2009 1:25 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Satellite tracking for Nokia N800/810

>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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