[amsat-bb] Software Problems
w4upd at cfl.rr.com
Sun Oct 23 16:27:37 UTC 2016
You didn't show your latitude. It should be positive. For example I use
-80.703 Longitude and 28.161 for Latitude for my location. Also, you
should be able to confirm by the map showing your location with a "+"
where it thinks you are at. Also, try Wisat32 to see if you have the
Don't know what else to tell except that SatPC works fine for me
provided the QTH info, clock info and keps are correct. Maybe someone
else on here with more knowledge than I on SatPC32 can help.
On 10/23/2016 12:17 PM, Joe wrote:
> See below for Comments,
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
> Idle Tyme
> On 10/23/2016 10:38 AM, w4upd wrote:
>> SatPC32 needs to have the correct coordinates put in. You have to
>> make sure that the longitude and latitude are the correct polarity as
> I think to the 4th decimal point should be accurate enough?
> -90.0826 actual was -90.0825925
> Same accuracy with Latitude.
> As far as time goes, I use, a program called Net time. it runs in the
> background and is constantly monitoring the PC clock.
> It is set to Up-Date the PC clock if it is more than 0.1 seconds off.
> Being Leary of internet lag, when i first installed the program I was
> constantly comparing it to WWV directly over the air, , and it was
> always spot on.
>> I would definitely check your system time and date as well as QTH
>> settings. Insure the time displayed is correct based on your settings
>> in regards to local or UTC. I find that all of my programs come
>> within seconds are less of each other for tracking.
> A second off would be an eternity for me.
> I run WSPR with zero difficulties, and they say you must be less than
> a second off for that.
> Plus think even if I was what 5 minutes off. wouldn't all 4 programs
> show the same error amount?
> Joe WB9SBD
>> Reid. W4UPD
>> On 10/23/2016 10:55 AM, Joe wrote:
>>> I am really excited about getting back on the Birds after a 40+ year
>>> I've done EME, MS, AU, and all sorts of weak signal stuff on 144Mhz.
>>> I've played the DX and contesting on HF.
>>> All has been fun, but none except for the EME has given the most
>>> happiness than the memories of playing with the birds in the late 70's
>>> Now let me know, I can take this off list if members here want me
>>> to, But This excitement is quickly turning into disgust. To the
>>> point I'm just about to say screw it and forget about Sat work again.
>>> I am in the need of help with prediction programs.
>>> Man in the late 70's it was the ARRL bulletin with keps etc. and a
>>> Oscar Locator.
>>> Now we got ultra cool software programs that all are incredible!
>>> Except for me, I can not trust ANY of them. I have been testing
>>> several to see what I will make my primary program. BUT...... and
>>> there always is a "BUT" isn't there? I can not say what one to "Trust"
>>> The four I have installed are...
>>> Now of course they all use the same computer clock. And it is
>>> accurate to less than a tenth of a second.
>>> Each one periodically ask to Up-Date the TLE's and I say "YES" and
>>> let them do it all on their own. I change NOTHING on where they get
>>> their data.
>>> The run them.
>>> SatLookDown1_28 & HRDSatTrack, both agree very closely. Almost to
>>> the second.
>>> But the Orbitron, is off, WAY off. like 15 minutes off.
>>> And the SatPC32 is even worse the sat is like 1/2 an orbit off!
>>> Now the ones that agree also match the page
>>> So my guess they are the ones showing correct data.
>>> Now what to do about the other two. How can I make them show correct
>>> Remember I can take this off list if no one wants to read about this...
>>> Just let me know,
>>> Joe WB9SBD
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