[amsat-bb] FoxTelem Version 1.05 is released ready for RadFxSat
g0kla at arrl.net
Tue Oct 24 23:29:53 UTC 2017
I am pleased to announce a new version of FoxTelem, Version 1.05. This
you ready for the RadFxSat launch in 2 weeks time, at 01:47 PST (09:47
November 10, 2017. You will also take advantage of over 60 fixed defects
changes applied to the code base.
Accurately decode the data, display the results of the experiments and
forward it to
the AMSAT server for analysis by the experiment owners and other amateur
scientists like yourself. This version will also be able to download the
from the server.
You can use a new feature to calculate the position of the satellite. This
enabled on the settings screen. The TLEs are automatically downloaded each
and stored in EPOCH order. This will be used to plot historical graphs in
future. See the manual for more details.
WHEN ABOVE HORIZON
You can set FoxTelem to only decode when the satellite is up. This is
designed to save CPU power when many copies of FoxTelem are run at the same
RUNNING MULTIPLE COPIES
You can run FoxTelem in a new way. If you pass a directory on the command
line then it will use this as the location of the config file and the
Previously you needed to create a batch file and run a special command.
will still work, but this should be easier. See the manual for details.
* Implements changes needed to support RadFxSat (Fox-1B) which launches
* Simpler approach to run multiple copies of FoxTelem with different
* Calculation of spacecraft position for users on Linux/Mac or those
SatPC32, including automatic TLE/KEP management
* Automatic start/stop of the decoder to save CPU when running many copies,
based on FoxTelem calculation or SatPC32
* Runs on the Raspberry Pi 3
* Storage of the spacecraft .dat files in the logfiles directory to avoid
issues where the install directory is not writable
* Plots 450 deg and 180 deg Az/EL correctly
* PSK decoder in readiness for Fox-1E (RadFXSat2)
And many other bug fixes. Full list of changes here:
You can email me with any bug reports or issues that you see.
Chris E. Thompson
chrisethompson at gmail.com
g0kla at arrl.net
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