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RE: Sat Names for LoTW

Ok, thanks for the info. I have not signed up for LOTW yet. The ARRL needs 
to get a few bugs worked out first.

My program, Log Window, is coded to read the satellite name from NOVA fvor 
the satellite that Nova is tracking (at the moment), only when Nova is 
open. We do not create the satellite names. If the ARRL/LOTW satellite 
names are the same and in the same format as NOVA then LW should have the 
correct satellite name and format. Since NOVA is the leader in the 
satellite tracking field I would hope that the LOTW program follows the 
lead from NOVA in this regard.

At 11:42 PM 10/14/2003, you wrote:
>At 11:25 PM 10/14/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>>What is the TQSL config file?  What program is it in? Are the satellite 
>>names the same as NOVA uses?
>>My logging program (LOG WINDOW) uses the names from NOVA when NOVA is open.
>Hi Les,
>In your TrustedQSL program folder, you'll have a file 'config.xml'. It 
>holds configuration info for tqsl.exe (the program). If you open that file 
>with an editor (notepad, wordpad) you'll find the satellite list in there. 
>Make sure you don't make any changes to the file or TQSL may not work and 
>may have to be re-installed. (Note that if you have to re-install it, it 
>won't invalidate your certificate, just re-install over what's there.)
>John - K9IJ
>>At 10:19 PM 10/14/2003, you wrote:
>>>At 05:39 PM 10/14/2003 -0700, Scott Townley wrote:
>>>>Jim has a good idea, but let's see what happens...
>>>>The drop-down list for Satellite has the really long names...e.g. 
>>>>"AMSAT-OSCAR 40"
>>>>But when you write the file, it comes up
>>>>So I guess you/someone will have to write a record for each satellite 
>>>>and see what "really" comes out.
>>>Not quite that bad.  Here is the current list of satellites from the 
>>>TQSL config file. I assume that the
>>>start/end dates denote the date range for which satellite qso's are 
>>>accepted for each bird.
>>>John - K9IJ
>>>     <satellite name="AO-10" startDate="1983-06-06">AMSAT-OSCAR 
>>> 10</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-13" startDate="1988-06-15" 
>>> endDate="1996-12-07">AMSAT-OSCAR 13</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-16" startDate="1990-01-22">AMSAT-OSCAR 
>>> 16</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-21" startDate="1991-01-29" 
>>> endDate="1994-09-16">OSCAR 21/RS-14</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-27" startDate="1993-09-26">AMRAD-OSCAR 
>>> 27</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-3" startDate="1965-03-18" 
>>> endDate="1965-03-27">AMSAT-OSCAR 3</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-4" startDate="1965-12-21" 
>>> endDate="1966-03-16">AMSAT-OSCAR 4</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-40" startDate="2000-11-16">AMSAT-OSCAR 
>>> 40</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-6" startDate="1972-10-15" 
>>> endDate="1977-06-21">AMSAT-OSCAR 6</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-7" startDate="1974-11-15">AMSAT-OSCAR 7</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="AO-8" startDate="1978-03-15" 
>>> endDate="1983-06-24">AMSAT-OSCAR 8</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="Arsene" startDate="1993-05-13" 
>>> endDate="1993-09-10">OSCAR 24</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="FO-12" startDate="1986-08-12" 
>>> endDate="1989-11-05">Fuji-OSCAR 12</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="FO-20" startDate="1990-02-07">Fuji-OSCAR 
>>> 20</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="FO-29" startDate="1996-07-17">Fuji-OSCAR 
>>> 29</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="LO-19" startDate="1990-01-22">Lusat-OSCAR 
>>> 19</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="NO-44" startDate="2001-09-30">Navy-OSCAR 
>>> 44</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-1" startDate="1978-10-26" 
>>> endDate="1979-02-01">Radio Sputnik 1</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-10" startDate="1987-06-23" 
>>> endDate="2000-11-01">Radio Sputnik 10</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-11" startDate="1987-06-23" 
>>> endDate="2000-11-01">Radio Sputnik 11</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-12" startDate="1991-02-05" 
>>> endDate="2002-02-15">Radio Sputnik 12</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-13" startDate="1991-02-05" 
>>> endDate="2002-02-15">Radio Sputnik 13</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-15" startDate="1994-12-16">Radio Sputnik 
>>> 15</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-2" startDate="1978-10-26" 
>>> endDate="1979-02-01">Radio Sputnik 2</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-5" startDate="1981-12-17" 
>>> endDate="1987-05-10">Radio Sputnik 5</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-6" startDate="1981-12-17" 
>>> endDate="1984-12-09">Radio Sputnik 6</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-7" startDate="1981-12-18" 
>>> endDate="1987-06-01">Radio Sputnik 7</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="RS-8" startDate="1981-12-17" 
>>> endDate="1985-12-16">Radio Sputnik 8</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="SO-35" startDate="1999-02-23" 
>>> endDate="2001-06-10">Sunsat-OSCAR 35</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="SO-41" startDate="2000-09-26">Saudi-OSCAR 
>>> 41</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="SO-50" startDate="2002-12-20">Saudi-OSCAR 
>>> 50</satellite>
>>>     <satellite name="UO-14" startDate="1990-01-22">UOSAT-OSCAR 
>>> 14</satellite>
>>>   </satellites>
>>>>At 17:26 2003-10-14, James Kennedy wrote:
>>>>>stop the fighting,
>>>>>if you go to TQSL and Edit and existing file you will see SATELLITES Names
>>>>>you might have to EDIT each one in your log but it's a start.
>>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>>From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
>>>>>Behalf Of sco@sco-inc.com
>>>>>Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 6:14 PM
>>>>>To: Clark B. Wierda
>>>>>Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
>>>>>Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Sat Names for LoTW
>>>>>Log Window takes the names from NOVA. Does NOVA create them or are they
>>>>>part of the Keps that Nova gets?
>>>>>Since Nova is the #1 satellite tracking software I suggest we stay 
>>>>>with the
>>>>>names that Nova uses.
>>>>>At 05:36 PM 10/14/2003, you wrote:
>>>>> >Why don't we, as the user community suggest what that standard 
>>>>> should be?
>>>>> >
>>>>> >Either as a list (AO-07, FO-29, AO-40) and/or as a standard (Prefix (AO,
>>>>> >FO, SO, UO) and hyphen and a leading zero padded numeric suffix (this
>>>>> >could either define the required length of the suffix or require any
>>>>> >matching process to pad leading zeros to get the lengths the same)
>>>>> >Standard constructions would then be a string match after adjusting for
>>>>> >length (AO-7 would match AO-07 and AO-007).
>>>>> >
>>>>> >The definition should have enumerated exceptions (Shuttle, ISS, Mir) or
>>>>> >some designator for those items that adhere to the standards.  One way
>>>>> >might be to prohibit an exception from having a hyphen (and 
>>>>> requiring the
>>>>> >use of the hyphen otherwise).  (STS-40, for example, would fit the first
>>>>> >definition and be easily identified as different from AO-40)  Exceptions
>>>>> >would require a complete string match to be considered the same.
>>>>> >
>>>>> >Just a starting point and probably less clear than I would like.
>>>>> >
>>>>> >Fire away!!
>>>>> >--
>>>>> >Clark B. Wierda, N8CBW
>>>>> >cbw@io.com
>>>>> >
>>>>John Rice  K9IJ
>>>>Webmaster, Network Admin, Janitor
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