[amsat-bb] SatPC32 Auxiliary Files

jim at beeson.cc jim at beeson.cc
Sun Feb 4 15:43:26 UTC 2018

I agree with Les; SatPC32 is a good piece of software but it does have a few holes that need it to be plugged to make it the flagship software that AMSAT members should have. And as far as Paul's comments about basically "figure it out yourself" once again I feel he fancies himself on
occasion as the OO of the FM birds. Don't get me wrong I have seen many posts he has made that are quite enlightening and helpful but on occasion he tends to go to the dark side. I mean this is one ham asking the satellite community for help with a problem they were having and to be put down by one
of the AMSAT members was unnecessary. If the members think it is a goofy request then just don't respond to it. Geeezzzz... If you cant say something positive just keep it to yourself. Bedside manner Paul. You have many good things to help with the community...stick to that.

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Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SatPC32 Auxiliary Files

From: "Mike Diehl" <diehl.mike.a at gmail.com>

Date: Sun, February 4, 2018 9:22 am

To: "Les Rayburn" <les at highnoonfilm.com>

Cc: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>



>> if someone would write a completely new piece of software with this capability.


> That someone could be you! GPredict is under the GPL so you could hack away at it and add whatever feature you wish and a lot of the hard work has already been done. This is where open source really shines, you can quit waiting on someone else and fix it yourself. You can find the source code
here https://github.com/csete/gpredict/releases

>> I’d rather have AMSAT fund one less satellite and instead funnel those resources towards the development of a satellite tracking and rig control software that performs better.


> No thanks, I’d rather have more hardware. Why would I want AMSAT to allocate resources to something I can do manually?


>> Maybe we should start a crowd-sourcing project.


> This is exactly what open source is, maybe you can take the lead and organize an AMSAT fork of GPredict that will do exactly what you want.


> 73,

> Mike Diehl


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