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Re: Fw: WISP Problems



Tried deleting all keps and putting them all back by using the Update
Satellite Database.  It didn't work.  Everything appeared to have worked as
the dialog box once again said that all had either been added or updated.
When I went back and looked, all the satellites I had deleted were back and
nothing had been added.  From where does WiSP get its default satellite
information and can I delete this file?  Why has this just started?  It has
not happened before.

Also, the keps I am using have an epoch time of 99xxx.

73,
Joel, K2SAT

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Welch <rdwelch@swbell.net>
To: Joel B. Black <jbblack@mindspring.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2000 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Fw: WISP Problems


>
>
> "Joel B. Black" wrote:
> >
> > My PC is Y2K compliant.  When I compare satellite positions between WiSP
and
> > NOVA are roughly 30 min apart - NOVA appearing to be correct as I can
track
> > analog birds with no problem.  However, as I state this, I must also say
> > that I am having a devil of a time updating my keps in WiSP.  I usually
get
> > my keps from AMSAT-KEPS reflector and update them in nasa.dat in my NOVA
> > directory.  I then update my satellite kep database from WiSP from this
same
> > file, nasa.dat.  At present, when I update, the dialog window appears to
> > have update my keps, but there are no additional satellites and the
tracking
> > is about 30 min off.  Is there any reason for this?  Also, TO-31 never
> > appears although it says it has been added.
>
> You can have a maximum of 50 satellites in WiSP.  If you have 50 , the
51st
> and up will appear to have been added but will not have been added.
>
> > I am a registered user of WiSP and have not had this problem before.  I
> > recently cleaned my PC (read fdisked and formatted) and am re-installing
all
> > software.  Everything except WiSP appears to work as it previously did.
>
> If your keps have a 00 year in the epoch date, they will not update
> correctly due to a bug in wisp.  As a workaround, change the epoch dates
to
> 99xxx where the xxx is 365 plus the 2000 day value.  For example 00009
> would be 99374.
>
> --
> 73, Roy
>
> Internet: w0sl@amsat.org
> Home Page: http://home.swbell.net/rdwelch

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