[amsat-bb] Re: PREDICT for DOS configuration

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 14 18:07:38 PDT 2009

Hi Rich,

Actually, I am using Predict 2.2.1, but under Linux.  I don't recall how the ALON/ALAT info was entered, but I probably just went into the database to edit it.  I agree, there doesn't seem to be a user interface to that data.

Where are you looking for the database file?  The program is old enough that it probably doesn't have the modern default file location under My Documents, but rather whatever directory you happen to be in when you run it, or perhaps wherever the program is installed.  Do you get the "Welcome to Predict!" message every time you run it?  If so, it's not finding the database either, so maybe there is a problem with the file system and the file isn't being created.

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:44:07 -0400
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> From: redailey1 at gmail.com
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: PREDICT for DOS configuration
> Interesting - I have no predict.db file.  I've never seen any mention of it
> in the source code, either.  Just to clarify and hopefully resolve my brain fog,
> I am referring to KD2BD's version 2.2.1D of predict for DOS, released Nov 4, 2002.
> If there is a more recent version not mentioned on his website,  I'd be interested
> in obtaining it.  
> website I'm referring to -
> http://www.qsl.net/kd2bd/predict.html
> Or perhaps someone else has taken the source and modded it as I have over the years.
> I know the software has much more versatility under Linux,  but right now I'm just
> concerned with the latest DOS build.
> Tnx,
> Rich, N8UX
> At 10:48 AM 3/14/2009, you wrote:
> >WA4SCA said :
> >>     , so now to figure out the scheduling.
> >
> >As I recall (without looking) the InstantTrack method, something like
> >  000B045S090B270
> >would indicate mode B from 000 to 045, mode S from 045 to 090, back to B, etc
> >for an orbital schedule,   but as Greg says we don't have any of those.
> >Maybe a test of something like that would at least show if the format
> >was similar for Predict. I can't think of what else it might be useful for.
> >I don't think we have any that would use a weekly schedule either,
> >but I understand the general query to find the formats ...
> >
> >With source code in hand (on screen), I'm sure someone (with more time on
> >their hands than me) could figure out what it was looking for, and how it
> >was formatted.      .. Or someone might show up and just tell us.
> >
> >Good luck Alan...   /;^)
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