[amsat-bb] Re: Two Questions
Mark L. Hammond
marklhammond at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 04:12:50 PDT 2011
>SATPC32 looks to me like an 80's dos program. Very unattractive.
SatPC32 might not have the spiffiest graphics (there is a non-cartoon mode, btw), but its function is phenomenal.
If you want frequency and rotor control, it's hard to beat. One radio, two radios, transverters, tones, odd splits, good adjustments for tx/rx matching on transponders, automatic switching between satellites---it pretty much does it all. It's for satellite operators, written (and maintained) by a satellite operator. That's hard to beat :)
It takes time with the program to really get the hang of it, and to see exactly how much it will do, and how well it will do it. It isn't a program you fire up the very first time and have running exactly like you want it in 2 minutes. It's one you keep tweaking and adjusting to what YOU want it to do. THEN it's click and go, every time.
Here's a statement--it's the only program current command stations trust and use :)
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