[amsat-bb] Re: winorbit

Kevin Chudy n2jpe at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 28 12:41:41 PDT 2008

Hi Jerry,

I have used Winorbit but am not in front of that computer at the moment but I'll try to help.

To get the new list of satellites, download new keplerian elements. AMSAT has them:


Download the .2li file.

Save it to the keps sub-directory of the directory you installed WinOrbit to.

There is a manual update and automatic. If you turn automatic on, when you restart Winorbit it will see the new file in the keps directory and load it. Autoupdate can be turned on under: Options:Misc Settings

The Winorbit helpfile explains this further.

Hope this helps.


--- On Thu, 8/28/08, Jerry <w0sat at msn.com> wrote:
From: Jerry <w0sat at msn.com>
Subject: [amsat-bb]  winorbit
To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008, 2:59 PM

   Hi; I have finally been able to download Winorbit . The problem is that it has very few satellites              And a date of  year 2000.            I tried to update the keps but I couldn,t  get this to work.              Does anyone out there have any better luck with the program.???                  Jerry w0sat  _______________________________________________ Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author. Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program! Subscription settings: http://amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb 


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