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

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 8 12:05:35 PST 2009

Hi Wayne,

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.

Greg  KO6TH

> 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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