[amsat-bb] Re: PCSAT32 Question

Erich Eichmann erich.eichmann at t-online.de
Tue Mar 15 15:38:27 PDT 2011

Hello Mike,
I suppose you have set the time zone of your location with the Windows 
Control panel and your PC clock shows the correct local time.
In the SatPC32 menu "Setup", "Observer" leave the  default setting "auto" 
for the item "UTC offset". Then you can switch between displaying  UTC and 
local time by clicking on the control  "L" ("U" rsp.). in the upper left 
area of the SatPC32 window. All times displayed in SatPC32 will immediately 
switch between UTC and your local time, but the satellite position in the 
map will remain unchanged, of course. In menu "Options" you can choose 
whether you want the program to start with showning UTC or local time.

73s, Erich, DK1TB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike1234" <mikef1234 at buckeye-express.com>
To: "AMSAT" <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:09 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] PCSAT32 Question

>I have been trying to get familiar with PCSAT32. I was a bit confused 
> I tried switching from EST to UTC on my computer and I assumed everything
> would remain the same as far as satellite positions on the map etc. When I
> did change the time everything changed why is this? Where should I leave 
> the
> time for correct satellite positions etc?
>       Mike   N8GBU
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