[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 04:13:27 PDT 2010

Hi Roger,

Some things to remember and then check: nearly each program in SatPC32 requires you to enter your lat/long (or grid square and it will calculate lat/long) and desired time zone.  Also, be sure that each program is referring to the same Keplarian data (also in the setup). 

So--when I hear that two different programs are giving different results---I suspect that the programs are configured differently and/or using different Keplarian data files.  Give that a good close look first before reinstalling...


Mark N8MH 

At 11:38 PM 4/14/2010 -0700, Roger Swickis wrote:
>Dear Folks,
>I am attempting to get myself back on the satellites and am having some problems with SatPC32.
>Although WinAOS gives me accurate satellite position data, SatPC32 does not.   Furthermore satellite AOS/LOS data is different between the two programs, sometimes by a half an hour.
>I have checked all the settings and have tried updating the Keps but can't seem to get the program to display accurate data.
>Has anyone had this problem or does anyone know if there way around this other than re-installing SatPC32?  (I'd rather not have to input all the settings again if I don't have to.)
>Roger VA7MG
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Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]

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