Hi Mike, I would suggest that you download and install SatPC32 (see AMSAT Website) and run these programs side by side (it's possible to have both windows open). Then compare the displayed data for el, az, altitude etc. I have done this test more times than I can count. The data never matches. The maps look quite close as to location on the map, but the numbers never get close. Maybe this is an invalid test protocol, I don't know, but the issue may be more for the linear sats as I have always been able to use HRD for the LEOs.
I would be interested in comments. Is it possible that HRD and SatPC32 use different ways to do the job? (maybe that is why I can't find an .sqf file in HRD)...don't know...just need answers as HRD's graphics and ease of operation are way ahead of SatPC32
Hoping for the best 73, Ted, K7TRK
-----Original Message----- From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Michael Carper, Ph.D. via AMSAT-BB Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:38 PM To: Suryono Adisoemarta via AMSAT-BB Subject: [amsat-bb] Ham Radio Deluxe & satellite related topics
As I've said before, we're absolutely committed to resolving all defects in the software and making it the best product available for satellite operators.
I just began testing our new beta (188.8.131.52) with our Rotor Control and Satellite Tracking applications. We have just made some changes to these apps and will continue until all reported issues are resolved. We believe that the majority of the 33 Rotor Control issues will be resolved by these changes... which also corrects a number of items in the Satellite Tracking app.
My test with a Portable Rotation AZ/EL controller (PR12SAT) and FT-991A worked as expected (with a few known issues we're working on).
The rotor correctly tracked the satellite and the rig's downlink was correctly controlled. There's still an issue I want resolved related to the Doppler frequency correction on the uplink.
I have also compared the path of several key satellites in Satellite Tracking against the AMSAT tracking website. I don't see any differences in tracking the satellite. (I have found that the term "tracking" can refer to updating the rig's frequency in our Rig Control or Satellite Tracking app, it can refer to the Rotor Control tracking a satellite pass, and it can refer to the software's ability to track the path of a satellite during its pass.)
I'm looking for feedback. I've heard of "tracking" problems... but I'm not seeing these problems. I'm happy to listen to and test any reports or explanations you have for this tracking problem.
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