[amsat-bb] Re: How I deal with Keps and SatPC32, new birds, etc.

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 18:50:57 PST 2013

Thanks Mark,

you point out a very good point. Every person that wants to work the sats
has to do a little "homework". It is not difficult to read through online
help and software menu functions. The same is true for your radio. Browsing
the Amsat BB archives for previous Q&As is also a good thing. This is not
rocket science but it is also not just plug and play.


On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 4:52 PM, Mark L. Hammond <marklhammond at gmail.com>wrote:

> Okay, so here is what I do to help with Keps and SatPC32:
> First, get a Space Track account
> https://www.space-track.org/auth/login
> Second, get TLE Retriever 3 working manually.
> http://www.celestrak.com/SpaceTrack/TLERetriever3Help.asp
> Then, use a batch file like this one to combine numerous files into
> one--and copy to the correct location in SatPC32.  You can select
> amateur3.txt as the source for keps, and the new birds, cubesats, etc. are
> all in one big file.
> I call it updatekeps.bat and have Windows run every nite in the wee hours
> of the morning as a scheduled event.  You can also run the .bat file
> manually
> Edit paths/folders/usernames to match your system!!!!
> ____________________________
> c:
> cd\Hamstuff\TLERetriever3
> TLERetriever3.exe -auto
> copy "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\amateur.txt" +
> "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\tle-new.txt" +
> "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\cubesat.txt"
> "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\amateur3.txt"
> copy "C:\Users\hammond\Documents\My TLEs\CelesTrak\amateur3.txt"
> "C:\Program Files\SatPC32 12.7\Kepler"
> _______________________________
> This is not a tutorial and comes with no support.  But maybe it will
> inspire somebody...makes my life easier!
> 73,
> Mark L. Hammond  [N8MH]
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