[amsat-bb] HRD and linear birds

Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL vlfiscus at mcn.net
Wed Jun 24 23:19:58 UTC 2015

At 05:58 PM 6/24/2015 -0400, Mvivona <Mvivona at yahoo.com> wrote:
>I am only giving my humble opinion here, but to answer your question of 
>why I want to use HRD over SatPC32.
>After using both, my conclusions are that they are not even in the same 
>HRD is a one stop full integrated software suite for everything a ham 
>could ever need. Logbook with synchronized web call lookup, digital mode 
>module, satellite module, mapping that visually shows all your logbook 
>contacts, rig control, remote access, rotor control, dual radio sync, 
>built in solar cycle progression, DX cluster window, built in calendar, 
>fully configurable user layouts throughout the entire suite.
>SatPC32 is a satellite tracking program that has rig control via the sat 
>window, and rotor control. It to me is quite clunky and has that old timey 
>DOS look and feel.
>Please, I don't want this to turn into a pi$$ing match. I am just trying 
>to be as true to myself as I can. Me being a life long systems 
>administrator and programmer have watched the upward progression of HRD 
>over the years and have been in awe with everything Simon has 
>accomplished. If what I'm hearing is that I just have to use SatPC32 for 
>linear birds, then so be it. At the same time I am also hearing from many 
>users that they only use SatPC32 or HRD just to track, but actually run 
>their rigs by hand for the Doppler offset. So, maybe it's a moot point, I 
>don't know?
>I really want to thank you guys for all your input in making me a better 

And to think I still use InstantTrack and two fingers....

with success.



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