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Re: Pocket computer (IPAQ) easy for track SATS?



I have just installed Tracksat on my Windows Mobile smartphone and it's great !
There is a version available for Pocket PC devices as well.

http://www.qsl.net/zl3ad/tracksat.htm

73
Fabio Roccatagliata
F5VKV / IZ1EGT

On 3/2/06, Bruce Robertson <broberts@mta.ca> wrote:
> Quoting cor PD0RKC <skyman@hetnet.nl>:
>
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Last days i've been busy to track AO-51 portable (in my back yard).
> > I use a MASPR 2/70 yagi.
> > http://pd0rkc.ontwikkel.nl/masprowh59.html
> >
> > The AO-51 signals where good but it was very busy on the AO-51 so
> > I could not find a empty space to TX (with my 5 watts Yaesu VX-7R HT).
> >
> > I'm thinking to buy a pocket PC (IPAQ) but I still doub cause there
> > is a limit in software for these types of mini computers.
> >
> > Does anyone know what amateur software is written for the pocket
> > computers?
> > How many different sat trackings software has been made?
> > What is your expiriance?
> >
> > 73's Cor PD0RKC
> > http://pd0rkc.ontwikkel.nl
> > ----
>
> http://www.g6lvb.com/it_ft817.htm
>
> Howard's article describes using a Windows CE palmtop to run Instanttrack
> and Instanttune. You'll need a DOS emulator. When I last looked into it,
> one of the companies Howard lists was no longer selling these things. On
> the plus side, if you only need this device for satellite use, you could
> get a quite cheap one, and be sure that it has a serial port, too.
>
> If one used an IPAQ or Axim, which use USB to communicate, would a
> USB-to-serial converter work, I wonder.
>
> 73, Bruce
> VE9QRP
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