[amsat-bb] Sat Look Down
nss at mwt.net
Sat Sep 24 15:42:05 UTC 2016
For everyones info:
I did do all as described in the help, AND what many here on the list
said to do, and nothing worked. It kept crashing.
Till one person suggested running the program as Administrator mode.
I tried that and it's ran perfectly ever since! I just LOVE that little
Tom did a great Job with it! I really love the simple second station
thing where with a single click you can see when there are passes where
both stations have the bird in view, soooo cool.
The Original Rolling Ball Clock
On 9/24/2016 10:36 AM, Thomas Doyle wrote:
> I did break with the long ham tradition of not reading manuals or help
> files and tried adding the file Joe mentioned using the procedure outlined
> in my help file. And it worked perfectly.
> Here is the resultant "WebDataSources.txt" file
> http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/amateur.txt, Celestrak-Amateur.txt
> http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/weather.txt, Celestrak-Weather.txt
> http://www.celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/stations.txt, Celestrak-Stations.txt
> http://celestrak.com/NORAD/elements/tle-new.txt, Celestrak-New.txt
> http://www.amsat.org/amsat/ftp/keps/current/nasabare.txt, Amsat-nasabare.txt
> Here is the information you will see if you click on the rarely used
> "Help" button in my program :-)
> ===== *Optional Really Advanced Feature* ======
> *--- Manage TLE Data ---*
> The program distribution comes set up in a way that should handle the needs
> of most users. If you are a very advanced computer user and have a very
> good understanding of satellite tracking and need more continue reading.
> The program obtains TLE data two ways. Direct download from the internet is
> the easiest. Manual entry of TLE data can also be used. The program
> distribution is set up to download TLE data from the following sites.
> The program also allows manual entry of TLE data. The TLE data format is
> the traditional three line format as shown in the sample for AO-10 shown
> below. The first line contains the satellite name followed by the two lines
> of TLE data. If the format is not correct - it will not work. To add TLE
> data first create a text file. Cut and paste the TLE data into the file.
> Remember the first line is the satellite name followed by the two lines of
> TLE data. When the file is ready, change the file extension of the file to
> .tle and put it into the 'SimpleSatData/SatData/ManualSatData' folder. You
> may put as many satellites in a file as you wish and you may have as many
> files as needed.
> As expected the TLE data you enter this way is not deleted when a web
> update is done. This TLE data is also not updated when you do an web
> update. As a reminder to myself that this is manual data I put ( ) around
> the satellite name. This may not seem important to you now but it is very
> In the 'SimpleSatData/SatData' folder you will find a file
> 'WebDataSources.txt'. This file controls which web data sources are used by
> the program. If you are a very advanced computer user and have a very good
> understanding of satellite tracking you can modify this file to add
> additional web data sources. Note that a ' - ' at the start of a line tells
> the program not use this source. The file name after the comma is the file
> name that will be used to store the TLE data downloaded from the site
> specified in the URL before the comma. The file name after the comma less
> the file extension is what is used to identify the 'Web Data Source' in the
> setup function. It is possible to really screw things up if this is not
> done correctly so if you are not a very advanced computer user or do not
> thoroughly understand satellite tracking I recommend staying away from this
> Be sure to click on the "Web Update" button after updating your
> WebDataSources.txt file.
> If you follow the directions and it does not work the problem lies
> somewhere in your computer not the program.
> Hope it works out ok for you.
> 73 W9KE Tom Doyle
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 4:51 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
>> Anyone else here using this program?
>> I'm having a problem adding in the nasabare
>> When I do the program crashes.
>> Joe WB9SBD
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