[amsat-bb] Re: Information Request

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Thu Aug 4 08:51:21 PDT 2011

And, if you took my whole snipet, you will see that I gave him the
exact information he needed to fix his NOVA problem.  I merely
suggested he purchase something from AMSAT to support satellite
activity.  Just using free programs will not add to the experimental
adventure of this end of the hobby.  
Yes, I have been the recipient of many requests for assistance to get
SATPC32 functioning, however, it is never the programs fault-it is 99%
of the time - the users inability to get their computer operating-
Sounds like a Bill Gates problem to me.
Anyway, please enjoy the fruits of many hours of people that volunteer
behind the scenes to get satellites in orbit and functioning.  Let us
see to it that our toys in space are funded.  Don't think Congress is
going to give the HAMS a few million to fool around with.
Dee, NB2F

-----Original Message-----
From: Nigel A. Gunn, W8IFF/G8IFF [mailto:nigel at ngunn.net] 
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:39 AM
To: Dee
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Re: Information Request

If you're going to give advice and there is a reasonable choice then 
give that person the choice, not dictate yours.
I personally don't like SATPC32 and prefer Instanttrack.
Judging by the number of queries we get here from people who can't get

SATPC32 to work, it's probably not the best choice for a beginner.

On 08/04/2011 03:30 PM, Dee wrote:
> Very good Nigel.
> I'm sure you have NO guilty conscience and love the work putting
> satellites up so you can have fun...
> Dee, NB2F
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org]
> On Behalf Of Nigel A. Gunn, W8IFF/G8IFF
> Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2011 11:22 AM
> To: Amsat BB
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Information Request
> You should switch to Orbitron.
> It's free and you don't have to pay for it.
> http://www.stoff.pl/
> On 08/04/2011 02:59 PM, Dee wrote:
>> You should switch to SATPC32 available at the AMSAT website for
>> purchase since this is the program AMSAT supports..
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