[amsat-bb] Re: PocketSat, RIP ???
D. Craig Fox
DFox at rwglaw.com
Wed Nov 18 10:07:19 PST 2009
As I posted sometime back, I have been using free Satellite Tracker on my iphone. I cannot imagine any tracking program could be easier to use. The graphics are rather crude compared to ProSat but it is extremely simple to use, updates easily and shows information for subsequent passes of any ham sat. This program is extremely convenient when I choose to leave the comfort of my TS2000 and yagis, and go handheld QRP with the D7 and Elk.
Just my $.02
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: PocketSat, RIP ???
Unfortunately the $1.99 version is only good for 40 fixed satellites
none of which are of any use to ham radio operators (other than the
ISS). You need to buy the full version to have access to your choice of
satellites, and that version is more costly, about $24.00 or so.
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Clint Bradford wrote:
> Unfortunately, I heard "one of us" report last week that "PocketSat
> isn't really popular any more, with the demise of the Palm computing
> platform ... "
> That's woefully incorrect on many fronts.
> Palm users are plentiful, and Jim is still supporting us. PocketSat+
> is still the best Palm-platform satellite tracking software available,
> IMHO. Support still at ...
> But Jim has not let his programming skills stagnate. We now have
> PocketSat3 for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices. It provides
> gorgeous screen graphics for our passes. Available in the Apple Store.
> Docs and support at Jim's new site at ...
> It works marvelously on my new 32GB iPod touch. AMSAT's keps are one
> of the four default sets for painless download. Recently added is a
> "View Constellation" mode - which overlays your view of the heavens on
> a sat pass.
> There are several "satellite trackers" in the Apple Store ... from
> free to $.099 to a few bucks. I have tried five others. NONE of them
> come close to the feature set, ease of use, and product support that
> one receives with PocketSat3.
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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