[amsat-bb] Re: Satpc32

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Tue Jun 5 23:16:45 PDT 2007

Hello Don,
on my website, page "Software" you will find a link "Vista compatibility"
with my experience with SatPC32 under Vista 32-bit and 64-bit.
Here the section from that text that describes how to change and save the
SatPC32 aux. files like Doppler.SQF under Vista:

"a. .....
b. The Configuration of the program with the sub menus of the menu "Setup"
generally also works (regarding menu "Observer" see sect. 3).

If you want to change an auxiliary file manually you have to consider the
new file saving system of Vista, however. SatPC32 saves user specific
settings in several auxiliary files in the SatPC32 program folder.  With
previous Windows versions these files remained in this folder even when they
were changed via the program or manually. With changes via the program
Vista, however, leaves the original file unchanged and generates a copy with
the changes instead.  If  - i.e. - a satellite's uplink frequency was
calibrated with the CAT menu functions Vista will generate a copy of
Doppler.SQF that contains the changes. It will save the copy in a
"Compatibility Files" folder somewhere on the HD and the program will read
the data from this copy. This folder can't be opened with the Explorer menu
"File" / "Open" as usual but only with the Explorer control "Compatibility

 If you edit a file manually with Notepad, however, only the original file
will be modified and no copy in the "Compatibility Files" folder will be

That means:  If you want to change a file manually, i.e., if you want to add
a new satellite to Doppler.SQF, look first whether there is a copy of this
file in the "Compatibility Files" folder. If yes, don't modify the original
file but the copy.

....... "

73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Blachura" <haircutter at verizon.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 9:44 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Satpc32

> Hello folks.
> I am going to use Satpc32 in the QRP settings. I am using "Vista". And
> I add a line to the "Doppler.sqf.
> It won't Let me save the changes. Trying to put in the starting freqs for
> uplink/downlink so software will track.
> Anyone know how to save the change in "Vista". In "XP" it was simple, just
> clicked on save and the change was there.
> Thanks
> Don...w2xb
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