[amsat-bb] Sat Look Down
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Sun Sep 25 02:54:05 UTC 2016
Port it to Linux
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> On 25 Sep 2016, at 02:12, Thomas Doyle <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Glad everything worked out. When Microsoft tightened up the security on
> Windows to allow better access control it did require programs that did
> more than basic stuff to run with Administrative rights which had to be set
> by an user with administrative rights. It is amazing how many posts you see
> on windows developers sites asking how to set the program rights to
> Administrative from within the program - it would sort of defeat the
> purpose of the whole thing. The only way to eliminate the run as
> administrator requirement is to hold an expensive fancy developers license.
> I had not looked at my 'SimpleSat Look Down' program in several years. I
> have a habit of being more interested in new things and sort of move on
> to a new challenge when something is working.
> At a very early age my mother noticed my tendency to get bored when things
> were working and move on to something new. She told me to never have any
> children. "You will get bored with them, move on to something new and they
> will starve to death." My web site is a good indication of how wise my
> mother was.
> 73 W9KE Tom Doyle
>> On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
>> For everyones info:
>> I did do all as described in the help, AND what many here on the list said
>> to do, and nothing worked. It kept crashing.
>> Till one person suggested running the program as Administrator mode.
>> I tried that and it's ran perfectly ever since! I just LOVE that little
>> Tom did a great Job with it! I really love the simple second station
>> thing where with a single click you can see when there are passes where
>> both stations have the bird in view, soooo cool.
>> Joe WB9SBD
>> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>> Idle Tyme
>>> On 9/24/2016 10:36 AM, Thomas Doyle wrote:
>>> I did break with the long ham tradition of not reading manuals or help
>>> files and tried adding the file Joe mentioned using the procedure outlined
>>> in my help file. And it worked perfectly.
>>> Here is the resultant "WebDataSources.txt" file
>>> http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt, Celestrak-New.txt
>>> Here is the information you will see if you click on the rarely used
>>> "Help" button in my program :-)
>>> ===== *Optional Really Advanced Feature* ======
>>> *--- Manage TLE Data ---*
>>> The program distribution comes set up in a way that should handle the
>>> of most users. If you are a very advanced computer user and have a very
>>> good understanding of satellite tracking and need more continue reading.
>>> The program obtains TLE data two ways. Direct download from the internet
>>> the easiest. Manual entry of TLE data can also be used. The program
>>> distribution is set up to download TLE data from the following sites.
>>> The program also allows manual entry of TLE data. The TLE data format is
>>> the traditional three line format as shown in the sample for AO-10 shown
>>> below. The first line contains the satellite name followed by the two
>>> of TLE data. If the format is not correct - it will not work. To add TLE
>>> data first create a text file. Cut and paste the TLE data into the file.
>>> Remember the first line is the satellite name followed by the two lines of
>>> TLE data. When the file is ready, change the file extension of the file to
>>> .tle and put it into the 'SimpleSatData/SatData/ManualSatData' folder.
>>> may put as many satellites in a file as you wish and you may have as many
>>> files as needed.
>>> As expected the TLE data you enter this way is not deleted when a web
>>> update is done. This TLE data is also not updated when you do an web
>>> update. As a reminder to myself that this is manual data I put ( ) around
>>> the satellite name. This may not seem important to you now but it is very
>>> In the 'SimpleSatData/SatData' folder you will find a file
>>> 'WebDataSources.txt'. This file controls which web data sources are used
>>> the program. If you are a very advanced computer user and have a very good
>>> understanding of satellite tracking you can modify this file to add
>>> additional web data sources. Note that a ' - ' at the start of a line
>>> the program not use this source. The file name after the comma is the file
>>> name that will be used to store the TLE data downloaded from the site
>>> specified in the URL before the comma. The file name after the comma less
>>> the file extension is what is used to identify the 'Web Data Source' in
>>> setup function. It is possible to really screw things up if this is not
>>> done correctly so if you are not a very advanced computer user or do not
>>> thoroughly understand satellite tracking I recommend staying away from
>>> Be sure to click on the "Web Update" button after updating your
>>> WebDataSources.txt file.
>>> If you follow the directions and it does not work the problem lies
>>> somewhere in your computer not the program.
>>> Hope it works out ok for you.
>>> 73 W9KE Tom Doyle
>>> On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
>>> Anyone else here using this program?
>>>> I'm having a problem adding in the nasabare
>>>> When I do the program crashes.
>>>> Joe WB9SBD
>>>> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
>>>> Idle Tyme
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