[amsat-bb] Re: tracking programs

Andrew Koenig andrewkoenig at thathamkid.com
Sun Jun 22 14:14:53 PDT 2008

Orbitron seemed to do the trick for me. It's free, and I know it can be
interfaced with radios.

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 2:47 PM, James Cizek <jcizek at yuma.acns.colostate.edu>

>   Been "off the air" with sats once the demise of AO40 but with
>  all the new birds up, thought I'd give it another go. Since hardware
>  and software have changed a great deal, thought I'd get some opinions.
>  I have a Yaesu FT736r and and Yaesu FT847.  G5400b rotor and a 22 element
>  2M cross beam and a larger 440 (not sure how may elements) beam.  All
>   setup on 2.4ghz receive with a converted direct broadcast box i modified
>  and recently finished an LVB tracker.  So the big question remains....
>   what software?   Kind of narrowed it to either SCRAP or Nova, but
>  any suggestions good bad or otherwise?  I used to use WinOrbit before
>  but would like to use az/el AND radio tuning with the 847...  Many
>   thanks.  -James   KI0KN
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Andrew K.

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