[amsat-bb] Re: error loading SatPC32

Jeff KB2M kb2m at comcast.net
Mon Feb 4 13:40:59 PST 2013

Thanks Alan. I tried to copy a Prior.SQF from a different config setup and
it didn't work. This tells me that each Prior.SQL is somehow different. I
ended up doing as you suggested, restoring it from a SatPC32 databackup that
I ran when I installed the new version. The program now starts.
Unfortunately, as this is my rover laptop that I have configured for a
different QTH I lost all my unique settings for that QTH. I will now run
SatPC32 databackup every time I make any major changes. Lesson learned....

73 Jeff kb2m

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan [mailto:wa4sca at gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 10:01 AM
To: 'jeff kb2m'; 'amsat'
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] error loading SatPC32


The PRIOR.SQF is used to tell the program the priority of satellites to
track if more than one is visible.  I just experimented by renaming mine,
and got that message.  I don't know the cause, but your is either damaged or

I use WIN7.  Assuming WIN8 is similar, and you are using CONFIG I ,yours
will be in:

C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32\PRIOR.SQF  (Replace "Alan" with your
account name on your computer.)

You can recover it from your system backups, which I assume you make.
Another way is to use the SATPC32 DATABACKUP program, which will restore
things to the last time you used it.  It will be in the base SATPC32
directory.  A third way will be to get it from the default files which are

C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Roaming\SatPC32\SQF_Files_Eng\PRIOR.SQF  (Replace
"Alan" with your account name on your computer.)

With luck, one of these will work.  Possibly a simpler way to locate the
files is with a good search utility.



-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of jeff kb2m
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 5:45 AM
To: 'amsat'
Subject: [amsat-bb] error loading SatPC32

While trying to bring up SatPC32 I'm getting an 'error loading Prior.SQF!'
error, then the program shuts down. This just started for no apparent
reason, SatPC32 was working fine. I'm running WIN8. Anyone have any ideas ?

73 Jeff kb2m

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