[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite tracking for Nokia N800/810
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 8 12:05:35 PST 2009
Assuming it has a C compiler, you should have no trouble compiling "predict" to run on it. As a text-mode application, it should run on just about anything.
> Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 13:25:19 -0600
> From: w9ae at charter.net
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> 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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