I blew away a no longer used laptop to a default installation of Windows 10.
I have a version of SatPC32 on a different desktop PC. I did a "Data
Backup" of files from that registered version of SatPC32 running on my
desktop PC. I searched for all the .SQF files on that desktop PC that had a
path statement pointing to data directories. After the Windows install on
this other laptop, I installed a fresh version of SatPC32, (Latest version
on Eric's DK1tB web site). Then I did a Restore of data to the new
program from the entire folder that was generated on the desktop PC and
brought over on a thumb drive. Before I started the program for the first
time, I went in and modified all the above mentioned path statements in the
restored data directory so they pointed to the current user path. SatPC32
then opened properly and it looked like all my settings were there just
My problem is though that the countdown applet will not appear at all when
selected from the menu, or when slated to start at startup. Has anybody
seen this issue on a new install and is there some setting that might not be
correct that I need to fix. I Believe there is a .SQF file that has the
position data for the config applet, but am not sure what it's name is and
what I should modify it to be to make the applet show up.
Thanks for the communities help.
Tom Schuessler, N5HYP
AMSAT has been in HEO before and can get there again.
The idea of my proposal is to piggy back on a willing commercial
satellite. The owner of that satellite would be handling the necessary
regulatory issues/problems. This idea has been proposed before but
convincing a commercial satellite owner to attach unproven payload has
always been an negative argument. No longer, because OSCAR-100 is proven
hardware and it should be considered.
Meanwhile GOLF-TEE can continue to take baby steps.
Looking for ideas to promote this idea. Be positive.
Leikhim and Associates
I don't know how many of you are a member of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles but I am and I just received the latest copy of their Griffith Observer magazine. Volume 84, Number 7 July 2020, has a nice article on the University of Alberta's (ALBERTASAT) efforts with building a CubeSat. Their first satellite was called EX-ALTA 1 (it deorbited on November 14, 2018). This is article is entitled CubeSats: The People's Satellites and is written by Dr. Annie Prud'homme-Généreux and was awarded First Prize in the annual Joan and Arnold Seidel Griffith Observer Science Writing Contest.
I don't see any direct reference to any AMSAT efforts but the article does mention that CubeSats were pioneered in 1999 by Jordi Puig-Suari of the California Polytechnic State University and Bob Twiggs of Stanford University. There is also mention that the beacon was first heard by hams in Japan.
The article explains what the students went through in developing their CubeSat. And since their first one has returned to earth, they discuss their future efforts in building and funding version 2.
More info can be found at: http://www.griffithobservatory.org/programs/observer.htmlOrder forms for getting a reprint of the magazine can be found on this page.
73,Charlie Sufana AJ9NOne of the ARISS mentors
I’ve been using MacDoppler for quite a few years.
Right now, it’s running on a 9 year old iMac. I also have MacDoppler running on an older (pre Intel)
Mac PowerBook G4.
I’m only using the program to control the 5400 rotor.
I’ve found the program easy to use...
update keps using the apps’ pull-down menu, select a satellite, and operate.
during last pass over Europe of CAS-6 (2020-06-21 ~20:30Z) I've
experienced the problem already reported here few days ago: even
with 10-15W EIRP after a couple of seconds in TX trasponder cut off my
signal. I'm quite sure to be not over beacon level. The beacon appares
Heard few station calling but get only part of callsign for the same
73, Lapo IK5NAX
For setting the uplink and downlink frequencies in doppler.sqf, do I set it
to one of the many frequencies starting with the AOS and the software will
adjust from there?
For example, using ke0pbr frequency cheat sheet for XW-2F, if I wanted to
stay approx center, in Doppler.SQF, I would set the file to 435330.0 for
uplink LSB and downlink I would set it to 145990.0
If on another pass I wanted to start somewhere else, I could set it to
435340.0 and 145980.0.
In example 1, the software would adjust from 435330.0 to 435350.0 as the
satellite passes over me. (AOS to LOS).
> In any case, if the startup error tells you where the file is that is
> missing, creating the directory is probably the easiest fix. If this does
> help, please contact me privately with a screen shot and more
> details. Sorry for the trouble! 73, Burns WB1FJ
First of all, no apology is necessary. Had I actually thought it would be
as easy as a hidden ./FoxTelem folder in my user root directory, I wouldn't
have asked. I found the setup files and removed them, and then just
attempted to launch FoxTelem as usual and it went through the normal setup
stuff that I was expecting.
The original location for the logfiles was in a older version of FoxTelem's
run folder - which I had deleted. So now I've created a special logfile
folder which will never get thrown out (like the baby with the bathwater).
This was not a "Fox-in-a-Box" install, only because I've been running this
pi for a few years and I don't want to add all the other junk that's on
it. So the current install was downloaded directly from
Thanks for the help, and I apologize for not digging a little further (I
had actually checked a bunch of the system config folders for just such a
folder - I guess I dug too deep without scratching the surface first).
Putting my meager satellite station back up and need an SSB-Electronic SP200 preamp.
Unit must be in very good condition and working FB.
Photos and phone number required, as I was just scammed by seller about this preamp.
Many thanks for any assistance.
73, Joe W2KJ
Trying to install the newest version of FoxTelem in my K3RLD-RPi raspberry
pi station, but it won't start because it keeps looking for a logfile from
an old install (which I have deleted). How can I force an entirely new
install? Or where are the "pointers" to this non-existant logfile located
so that I can delete them? Any help is appreciated.