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Re: Linux Tracking Software



Bruce Robertson wrote:

>Quoting "Timothy A. Holmes (W8TAH)" <w8tah@zoominternet.net>:
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>>Good Morning Everyone:
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>>I am looking for some good tracking software for Linux.  I have the 
>>predict package installed, and it runs great, but the GSAT client 
>>(graphical) is giving me fits.  I may have a solution, but I am not 
>>sure, and would like to have a backup plan in place.  I am either 
>>looking  for a graphical client that can receive data from Predict or 
>>another complete package
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>>Any Suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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>gpredict is a gnome-based graphical tracker. It has a nice map view, but
>there are several modules, including radio control and doppler, that are
>unfinished.
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>Ktrack is KDE-based, has a pleasing map view, and does talk to radios
>through the hamlib library. It will do doppler shift, but, as far as I can
>tell, doesn't allow you to set the frequency manually at the keyboard. It
>needs the transmitter frequency to work things out. This makes it less
>useful for listening to beacons and less useful to me than something like
>ham radio deluxe. One last hassle I've had with this program is that it's
>UTC is off by an hour now that we've gone into DST. None of my other
>programmes on this FC-3 machine are; perhaps its a KDE thing.
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>Both programs have rpm files that lag behind the development a bit.
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>Yrs,
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>VE9QRP Bruce
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Where would I find these RPM's of the different programs -- Right now I 
cant get Hamlibs to compile and install, so an RPM of that would be real 
helpful too

TIM
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