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Re: N4HY's QuikTrak Ver. 5.0



Can the new version also be used to track other planets and stars?

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From: Keith D. Pugh <76177.3306@compuserve.com>
To: AMSAT List <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 7:56 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] N4HY's QuikTrak Ver. 5.0


> One of AMSAT's favorite satellite tracking programs, N4HY's QuikTrak, is
> back after an update for Y2K compliance and a general "face lift" as
> Version 5.0.  The previous version, 4.0a, was released in 1989 and served
> well for all of these years.
>
> Version 5.0 retains all of the old QuikTrak features and adds two new
modes
> and other functionality as well.  The Keplerian Data update routine has
> been integrated into the the main menu and a new method of designating and
> selecting satellite and city groups has been included.  The same maps are
> still used and two sets of maps are provided, CGA and EGA.  It is still an
> MS DOS program and versions are supplied for use with and without a Math
> Co-Processor.  It will run in virtually any IBM PC or Clone and comes
> complete with documentation on one 3.5 inch HD floppy, un-compressed.  I
> run it on my HP Palmtop PC, HP200-LX, under DOS 5.0, CGA Graphics, and no
> Math Co-Processor.  It also runs well on my 166 MHz Pentium with Windows
> 95, EGA Graphics, and a Math Co-Processor.  Of course the speed
> differential is drastic!
>
> Dave Marthouse, N2AAM, has added instructions for use of this program by
> the Blind with a popular reader program.  Bob McGwire, N4HY, has done a
> marvelous job updating this old standard.  It should see much use by
> Satellite Operators for years to come.
>
> QuikTrak Ver. 5.0 was released at Dayton 2000 and can now be obtained
> through the AMSAT Software Exchange for a donation to AMSAT.  Orders can
be
> placed with Martha at 301-589-6062.
>
> Keith Pugh, W5IU
> VP of Operations, AMSAT-NA
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