[amsat-bb] Sat Look Down
vk4tec at tech-software.net
Sun Sep 25 02:55:39 UTC 2016
I love it advanced computer user
Heck what qualifies a non advanced PC user
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> On 25 Sep 2016, at 01:36, Thomas Doyle <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com> 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://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/amateur.txt, Celestrak-Amateur.txt
> http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/weather.txt, Celestrak-Weather.txt
> http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/stations.txt, Celestrak-Stations.txt
> http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt, Celestrak-New.txt
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasabare.txt, Amsat-nasabare.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 needs
> 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 is
> 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 lines
> 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. You
> 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 by
> 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 tells
> 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 the
> 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 this
> 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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