[amsat-bb] Re: SatPC32 version 12.8b is released

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Fri Oct 21 08:51:40 PDT 2011

A question everyone will ask me now that this new version is
available..  Do I have to pay for the upgrade?  I purchased
SATPC32 from an AMSAT rep at a flea market and it didn't come
with a code to be put in to make it work... When I run the
program-it says "registered" and is fully functional..
Maybe you know if this is the case, Wayne. Martha is not in

Dee, NB2F

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From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org
[mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Wayne Estes
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 3:28 AM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 version 12.8b is released

SatPC32 version 12.8b is available for download at

The main SatPC32 program window now displays more information
such as the date of the Keplerian elements file in use.

Before upgrading your SatPC32 installation, be sure to use the
new program (in the ZIP file) to backup your user
configuration.  The upgrade erases all previous user
configurations, but the new program will restore your
configurations after upgrading.

The download is a demo version that requires users to enter
their lat/lon each time the program is started.  To make the
program fully functional, enter your existing registration
code or purchase a registration code from the AMSAT web site:

DK1TB, the author of SatPC32 has donated the software to
AMSAT.  All sales of SatPC32 are used to support AMSAT.

Here are the changes described in the What's New file:

1. SatPC32, SatPC32ISS, Wisat32 and SuM now support rotor
control of the
M2 RC-2800 rotor system.

2. The CAT control functions of SatPC32, SatPC32ISS and
Wisat32 have been expanded. The programs now provide CAT
control of the new Icom transceiver IC-9100.

3. The main windows of SatPC32 and SatPC32ISS have been
slightly changed to make them clearer. With window size W3 the
world map can be stretched (only SatPC32).

4. The accuracy of the rotor positions can now be adjusted for
the particular rotor controller. SatPC32 therefore can output
the rotor positions with 0, 1 or 2 decimals. Corrections of
the antenna positions can automatically be saved. In previous
versions that had to be done manually.

5. The tool 'DataBackup' has been added. The tool allows users
to save the SatPC32 program data via mouse click and to
restore them if necessary. After the program has been
configured for the user's equipment the settings should be
saved with 'DataBackup'. If problems occur later, the program
can easily restore the working configuration.

6. The rotor interfaces IF-100, FODTrack, RifPC and KCT
require the kerneldriver IOPort.SYS to be installed. Since it
is a 32-bit driver it will not work on 64-bit Windows systems.
On such systems the driver can cause error messages.To prevent
such messages the driver can now optionally be deactivated.

7. SuM now outputs a DDE string with azimuth and elevation,
that can be evaluated by client programs. Some demo files show
how to program and configure the client.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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