[amsat-bb] Tracking Software

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 01:48:05 UTC 2016

On 4/8/16, Pete Moscatt via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
> G'Day To All,
> OK.....  I am entering the wonderful world of Satellites and in the process
> of setting up the station.I predominantly run Apple PCs (iMac & iOS).
> Are there preferred applications that I can run under these environments
> without having to run Windows in the background?


Hamlib is software which has the actual commands for controlling a
radio. However, you'll also need a user interface and Gpredict works
well for that.  It not only tracks the satellite, it'll control the
frequencies as well.

Both run on Linux and, I believe, they've been ported to OS X.  I use
them on a laptop that has openSUSE on it and I've had little
difficulty in running my IC-910 with them, at least with the versions
I have installed.


Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL

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