Changes to Downloadable Software

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The following logs the recent changes that have been made to the software downloadable from FTP.AMSAT.ORG. For a description of everything available there, see the Web index of software.


July 27, 2005
UISS, a packet program for operating on ISS or PCSat NO-44 by ON6MU, has been updated from version 3.3.1 to version 4.1.1.
June 20, 2004
WiSP DDE Client by Fernando Mederos, CX6DD, is updated to version 4.2.2. Source code is also available.
May 14, 2004
The original user's manual and software for the Kansas City Tracker is now available for download.
May 5, 2004
ITPASS, the satellite pass-table generator accessory for InstantTrack by Paul Williamson, KB5MU, has been updated from 0.86 to 0.88. This version fixes a problem when the satellite passes just below the horizon, and adds a feature to override the number of days the program will search for a pass (formerly fixed at 2). This is useful for near-equatorial LEO orbits and high latitude ground stations, in which case the satellite may remain below the horizon for days at a time.
January 22, 2004
UISS, a packet program for operating on ISS or PCSat NO-44 by ON6MU, has been updated from version 3.3 to version 3.3.1.
November 26, 2003
KCT-EC2 0.03 and KCTGS232 0.03 have been added. These are DOS TSR drivers by KB5MU, compatible with InstantTrack, for the EasyComm II and Yaesu GS-232 serial port protocols, respectively.
November 20, 2003
Added two spreadsheets useful for spacecraft developers:
October 5, 2003
YACER has been updated from 1.01 to 1.03. This update corrects a bug in ConvKeps, available separately for upgraders.
August 1, 2003
StaRCV 1.0.0, an experimental port of AO40RCV to Delphi Pascal by Paul Willmott, VP9MU, has been added. This adds the capability to capture FEC blocks. The FEC Block to A Block Reconstructor, also by VP9MU, has been withdrawn as redundant.
July 25, 2003
Mac Vocalizer for PREDICT by Paul Williamson, KB5MU, has been updated from 1.0.0. to 1.1.0. This revision adds compatibility with PREDICT 2.2.2.
July 6, 2003
Added AO-40 telemetry utilities FEC Block to A Block Reconstructor and DGrabber by Paul Willmott, VP9MU. Both include Delphi source code.
June 24, 2003
PREDICT for Linux, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.2.1 to 2.2.2. This release adds a number of server mode features, enhances Sun and Moon predictions, improves speech output, and more.
May 23, 2003
YACER has been updated from 1.00 to 1.01. This update adds a file that was left out of the 1.00 release.
May 20, 2003
Added YACER 1.00, a suite of programs to capture, view, and analyze the YACE (Yet Another Camera Experiment) images and determine spacecraft attitude.
April 17, 2003
Removed MacDoppler and MacDoppler PRO from the archive.
March 6, 2003
UISS, a packet program for operating on ISS or PCSat NO-44 by ON1DHT, has been updated from version 3.2 to version 3.3.
February 26, 2003
PB and PB for Linux has been updated to version 2.1.
December 18, 2002
A version of W3PM's AO-40 Link Budget Spreadsheet without macros has been added for modes U/S2 and L1/S2, for those having trouble with the macro buttons in the original version.
December 10, 2002
UISS, a packet program for operating on ISS or PCSat NO-44 by ON1DHT, has been updated from version 3.0 to version 3.2.
November 17, 2002
AO-40 Link Budget Spreadsheet by W3PM has been updated to include instructions from Hasan Schiers, N0AN, and an email with corrections to the instructions.
November 16, 2002
AO-40 Link Budget Spreadsheet by W3PM has been added.
November 4, 2002
PREDICT 2.2.1d for DOS, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.0.5d to 2.2.1d. The new version features SGP4/SDP4 orbital models for improved tracking and orbital prediction accuracy. It also includes a completely new Single Satellite Tracking Mode that permits interactive selection of satellite transponder, provides real-time doppler-compensated uplink and downlink frequency information, and support for a transponder database. Spacecraft antenna squint angle, propagation delay, echo, and satellite eclipse depth information are also available. Version 2.2.1d has also been compiled to permit use on 32-bit PCs lacking math co-processors.
October 29, 2002
The WB5IPM Driver by N5BF has been updated to include an experimental version modified by KB5MU to work better on faster computers.
October 28, 2002
Added Am1601 Emulator 1.0.0 for Windows NT/2000/XP by Paul Willmott, VP9MU. Also updated IPS (English) and IPS (German) for compatibility with the Am1601.
October 21, 2002
Mac Vocalizer for PREDICT by Paul Williamson, KB5MU, has been added at version 1.0.0. This program adds voice announcements to KD2BD's PREDICT when run under Mac OS X.
October 14, 2002
PREDICT for Linux, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.2.0 to 2.2.1. This release fixes a couple of bugs.
October 12, 2002
PREDICT for Linux, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.1.6 to 2.2.0. This release adds full SGP4/SDP4 algorithm predictions for more accuracy, a completely redesigned single-satellite tracking mode that supports transponder selection for Doppler compensation, squint angles, propagation delay, and eclipse information. A new Windows-based client program from VK5ASF is also included (for Visual BASIC users), along with many more improvements.
September 26, 2002
Removed the OS/2 section, since the only program that was listed there is no longer distributed for in an OS/2 version.
September 4, 2002
IPSDOS (English) and IPSDOS (German) by Paul Willmott, VP9MU, and ipsWin by Stacey Mills, W4SM, have been added.
August 16, 2002
CruiserAPRS 1.0, an APRS program for Windows with built-in satellite tracking capability, has been contributed by Al Gerheim, K1QN.
August 16, 2002
Satellite Tracking for HP-48 by Al Gerheim, K1QN, has been updated to fix a Y2K bug.
August 2, 2002
AO-7 Screen Saver, a self-installing screen saver program featuring photos of AO-7 from the AMSAT web site has been contributed by Andy MacAllister, W5ACM.
July 25, 2002
WiSP DDE Client by Fernando Mederos, CX6DD, is updated to version 4.0. This update adds support for transparent tuning for analog transponders.
July 17, 2002
ITPASS, the satellite pass-table generator accessory for InstantTrack by Paul Williamson, KB5MU, has been updated from 0.85 to 0.86. This version fixes a problem with finding passes for AO-40 in its accidentally high orbit.
July 8, 2002
PREDICT for Linux, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.1.5 to 2.1.6.
June 23, 2002
An AO-7 Telemetry Spreadsheet has been contributed by WD0E and W3GEY, to help in interpreting telemetry from the miraculously-reanimated AO-7.
June 17, 2002
UISS 3.0, a packet program for operating on ISS or PCSat NO-44 by ON1DHT, has been added.
June 8, 2002
KISS2ASC for Mac OS X is a recompilation for OS X (Terminal) of the 1990 DOS program KISS2ASC, the KISS to ASCII packet log file converter by KB5MU.
May 8, 2002
CCD Display 2000 Version 2.0 replaces CCD Display 97 Version 1.19.
April 13, 2002
InstantTune by Anthony Monteiro, AA2TX, has been updated from version 1.09 to version 1.10. The new version adds support for ICOM radios.
April 10, 2002
MacDoppler PRO and MacDopplerPRO X have been updated from version 1.7.2 to version 1.8.0.
March 13, 2002
ITPASS, the satellite pass-table generator accessory for InstantTrack by Paul Williamson, KB5MU, has been updated from 0.84 to 0.85. This version fixes the display of dates/times in the local timezone, and now honors the timezone settings in InstantTrack's IT.INI configuration file.
March 8, 2002
The DUMMYKCT, FlipAnts, ITPASS, ITSORT, ITSTAMP, KISS2ASC, KISSFILT, NASAWASH, and WOD2CSS packages by Paul Williamson, KB5MU, have been re-released with updated contact info (but no other changes).
January 15, 2002
PREDICT for Linux, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.1.4 to 2.1.5. Screenshots and further information are available on the PREDICT home page.
December 16, 2001
InstantTune by Anthony Monteiro, AA2TX, has been updated from version 1.08 to version 1.09. The new version fixes a problem with support for the FT-847 introduced with version 1.08, and includes some minor corrections to the manual.
December 13, 2001
MacDoppler has been updated from version 3.8.8 to version 4.0, and MacDoppler PRO 1.7.2 and MacDopplerPRO X 1.7.2 have been added to the listings.
November 19, 2001
PREDICT for DOS, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.0.4d to 2.0.5d. This is a bug-fix release with no new features, except that the documentation has been updated, including PDF and HTML versions.
November 18, 2001
ITPASS by Paul Williamson, KB5MU, formerly available only on the InstantTrack Utilities Disk, is now freely downloadable. This new version 0.84 is compatible with InstantTrack version 1.52 (and earlier).
November 11, 2001
InstantTune by Anthony Monteiro, AA2TX, has been updated from version 1.07 to version 1.08. The new version supports the Yaesu FT-817 and the Kenwood TS-2000 and TS-790, and includes configuration information for AO-40.
August 12, 2001
PacsatTools Version 0.9 by John Magliacane has been released. It's a collection of tools for Pacsat operation on Linux, to go with PB/PG.
July 17, 2001
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2b11 to 2.2b12. This version should be close to final and has the expiration date removed.
June 30, 2001
I've changed all the links on this page and on the index page from FTP links to HTML links. With the proliferation of firewalls and NAT, more people are having trouble with FTP. I hope this change doesn't cause new problems. All the files are still accessible by FTP as before.
June 28, 2001
PREDICT for Linux, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.1.3 to 2.1.4. Screenshots and further information are available on the PREDICT home page.
June 4, 2001
WiSP DDE Client by Fernando Mederos, CX6DD, is updated to version 3.0.54 beta. This fixes some bugs.
May 24, 2001
RudakTLM 1.00 is a Visual BASIC program by Michael Kingery, KE4AZN, that interprets RUDAK-style WOD (Whole Orbit Data) telemetry files. The data can be exported to a comma-separated format suitable for import to a spreadsheet, or it can be viewed or graphed on-screen.
May 23, 2001
Whole Orbit Data in Java converts RUDAK-style WOD (Whole Orbit Data) telemetry files into a simple comma-separated format suitable for import to a spreadsheet.
May 23, 2001
WOD2CSV 0.03 for DOS converts RUDAK-style WOD (Whole Orbit Data) telemetry files into a simple comma-separated format suitable for import to a spreadsheet.
April 7, 2001
FodTrack has been updated from version 2.5 to version 2.6. The new version supports 450-degree azimuth rotators, improves Doppler tracking resolution (useful for S-band PSK reception from AO-40), and fixes a minor bug that went unnoticed for most users.
March 18, 2001
PB and PB for Linux has been updated to version 2.0.
January 6, 2001
PREDICT for Linux, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.1.2 to 2.1.3. This release contains several small bug fixes plus MANY new networking features as well as three graphical satellite tracking displays written by three separate authors. Screenshots and further information are available on the PREDICT home page.
January 4, 2001
PREDICT for DOS, a satellite tracking/orbital prediction program by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD, has been updated from version 2.0.3d to 2.0.4d. This is primarily a bug-fix release with no new added features.
December 10, 2000
InstantTune by Anthony Monteiro, AA2TX, has been updated from version 1.06 to version 1.07. The new version supports the Yaesu FT-100.
November 24, 2000
Bob McGwier, N4HY, has provided an updated AO-40 Telemetry Demodulator for the AEA DSP-1232 and DSP-2232 units. This version emits 514-byte blocks, which includes the CRCC.
November 14, 2000
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2b10 to 2.2b11. It expires August 1, 2001 and should only be downloaded and tried by experienced Macintosh users.
November 14, 2000
Additional bugs in Satellite Education News Tracker, a simple tracking program in C source code form, have been fixed by Paul Williamson, KB5MU.
November 11, 2000
The Station Program by Paul Willmott, VP9MU, is now freeware, but it still requires a registration code to save the configuration. Accordingly, the registration program is now available for download, so you can create your own registration code.
November 11, 2000
SatSked by Wayne Roth, WA2N, has been updated from version 1.966 to version 1.970. The new version is freeware and no longer requires a registration code.
November 8, 2000
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2b9 to 2.2b10. It expires August 1, 2001 and should only be downloaded and tried by experienced Macintosh users.
July 20, 2000
KctDRV, a Windows/WiSP driver for the Kansas City Tracker, has been "updated" from beta version 0.73b (1994) to beta version 0.73d (1995). This reportedly fixes the problem where the minimum azimuth value was not taken into account.
July 7, 2000
Satellite Education News Tracker, a simple tracking program in C source code form, has been fixed for Y2K and daylight savings time by Paul Williamson, KB5MU.
June 25, 2000
WiSP DDE Client has been updated from version 2.7 to version 3.0. The new version can control any of the following radios: IC-821, IC-970, IC-275, IC-475, IC-746, IC-R7000, IC-R8500, PCR-1000, FT-847, FT-736, AR-5000, AR-8000, TH-D7, TM-D700 and TS-790. It can also handle uplink and downlink to separate radios.
June 6, 2000
PB and PG for Linux has been updated from version 1.4 to 1.5.
March 16, 2000
WiSP DDE Client has been updated from version 2.6 to version 2.7. This fixes the recurring "Overflow error" bug, adds support for the AR-8000 receiver, and supports DDE from WinOrbit.
March 12, 2000
PB and PG for Linux has been updated from version 1.3 to 1.4. This version closes a couple of security holes.
March 9, 2000
Y2K Fixes for Satellite Tracking for Psion have been released by Egon, PA3EDN.
February 27, 2000
Re-released version of WispDDE 2.6 includes a newer version of one of the library files, to avoid incompatibilities with certain machines.
February 6, 2000
Updated the description for OrbiTrack 2.2b9. A problem with MacOS 8.6 requires the MacOS 8.6 Font Bug Fix to be installed.
January 30, 2000
WiSP DDE Client has been updated from version 2.5 to version 2.6. It now includes support for EA4TX's ARS system.
January 26, 2000
ANNOUNCE, a DDE client for WinOrbit that "speaks" the azimuth and elevation, is now available.
January 19, 2000
WPRAIRIE 2.1, a station control program for use with WinOrbit 2.2 or later, has been released by Carl Gregory, K8CG.
January 19, 2000
WiSP DDE Client has been updated from version 2.4 to version 2.5.
January 17, 2000
WinOrbit has been updated from version 3.5 to version 3.6. This includes Y2K fixes. See the author's description for details.
January 17, 2000
LogSat 3.0 has been removed from the archives. It is not Y2K ready. The latest version (Y2K ready but no longer shareware) is still available from LogSat.
January 12, 2000
PC-Track 3.1 has been removed from the archives. It only accepts two-digit years.
January 2, 2000
WiSP for 16-bit Windows 3.1 has been withdrawn from distribution, since it is not operable with dates in 2000.
December 20, 1999
WinGrid, a grid square calculator for Windows by Stacey Mills, W4SM, has been updated from version 2.2 to version 3.2. The new version does not require any DLL's.
December 15, 1999
PB and PG for Linux by Bent Bagger, OZ6BL, and Peter Scott Bentsen, OZ2ABA, and others has been added. It includes features for unattended operation.
December 13, 1999
PREDICT for Linux by John A. Magliacane has been updated to Version 2.0.0.
November 26, 1999
PB and PG for DOS have been updated for Y2K.
November 3, 1999
SatTrak III Version 444, a firmware update for the SatTrak III tracking controller, has been added. SatTrak IV Version 312, a firmware update for the SatTrak IV tracking controller, replaces previous updates for that device. Both updates include Y2K compatibility fixes.
October 17, 1999
InstantTune 1.06, a radio control TSR that works with InstantTrack and provides Doppler tuning for Yaesu, Kenwood, and mic-click radios has been released by Anthony Monteiro, AA2TX.
October 17, 1999
WiSP DDE Client 2.4, a program that receives rotor and radio control command from WiSP or The Station Program via DDE and controls rotors (FS-232, FODTrack, CI-V, or IF-100) and radios (IC-821, IC-970, FT-847, or FT-736) has been released by Fernando Mederos, CX6DD.
October 17, 1999
RadioDRV 1.32 for Kenwood, a radio control TSR that works with InstantTrack and provides Doppler tuning for Kenwood TS-790 radios has been released by Jesse Buckwalter, NZ3F, with modifications by Per, LA5NIA.
October 17, 1999
RadioDRV 1.32a for Icom, a radio control TSR that works with InstantTrack and provides Doppler tuning for Icom radios has been released by Jesse Buckwalter, NZ3F.
August 21, 1999
Part 1 and Part 2 of STSORBIT PLUS have been upgraded from version 9650 to version 9932. There's an upgrade-only archive too.
June 8, 1999
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2b8 to 2.2b9. It expires August 1, 2001 and should only be downloaded and tried by experienced Macintosh users. The program will not work with Mac OS 8.6
June 2, 1999
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2b6 to 2.2b8. It expires August 1, 2001 and should only be downloaded and tried by experienced Macintosh users. The program will not work with Mac OS 8.6
May 20, 1999
MacDoppler has been updated from version 3.8.1 to version 3.8.8.
April 20, 1999
CCD Display 97 has been updated from 1.17 to 1.19.
March 27, 1999
CCD Display 97 has been updated from 1.11 to 1.17. This version supports compressed image files and the file naming convention.
March 26, 1999
MacDoppler has been updated from version 3.8.0 to version 3.8.1.
March 18, 1999
MacDoppler has been updated from version 3.1 to version 3.8.0, with too many improvements to list here.
March 7, 1999
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2b4 to 2.2b6. It expires June 1, 1999 and should only be downloaded and tried by experienced Macintosh users.
February 28, 1999
Added MultiMode 1.6.4, a Macintosh program for SSTV and many other modes. Shareware from Black Cat Systems.
January 19, 1999
APRtrak has been removed from the archive at the request of the author. The program is not Y2K compliant, and considered out of date compared to other APRS software.
January 3, 1999
TRACKER Version 3.1 has been contributed by the author, Lance Collister, W7GJ. This program generates az/el tables (with sky temperatures) for the Moon and for fixed celestial objects. I created a new EME software category to contain this program and links to other EME-related programs already in the archives.
January 3, 1999
CCD Display 97 has been updated from version 1.06 to version 1.11. This update adds support for TO-31 image formats.
December 31, 1998
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2b3 to 2.2b4.
December 17, 1998
TrakBox firmware has been updated from 3.50a to 3.50b. Minor changes from 3.50a.
December 10, 1998
TrakBox firmware has been updated from 3.40e to 3.50a. The new version is "Y2K compliant" and adds support for the Yaesu FT-847.
November 16, 1998
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2b2 to 2.2b3.
November 10, 1998
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2b1 to 2.2b2.
October 27, 1998
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2d9 to 2.2b1.
September 22, 1998
PsionSat has been updated, and now includes a version that runs on the Psion 5 as well as the original version for Series 3A and 3C.
September 19, 1998
FOD-INIT by Chris, CN8HB, is now available. It is an interface from WiSP to FODTRACK that avoids the need for .BAT files.
September 19, 1998
FODTRACK has been updated from 2.4 to 2.5. This adds support for the FT-847 and the AR-5000, and support for external radio drivers via a disk file.
September 3, 1998
The Station Program from Paul Willmott and AMSAT-BDA is now available from the AMSAT-NA site.
August 2, 1998
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2d7 to 2.2d9.
June 21, 1998
A Phase 3 PSK Test Generator program from Ghislain Ruy-Longepe, F1HDD/ON1RG, is now available to help you check out our Phase 3D telemetry demodulator.
June 7, 1998
Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR, has contributed a tracking program for the TRS-80 Model 100 and compatibles, TRK100. It includes support for antenna control using the WB5IPM parallel port interface, and instructions on downloading the program to the Model 100 from a DOS PC.
May 3, 1998
CCD Display 97 has been updated from version 1.00 to version 1.06.
May 2, 1998
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2d6 to 2.2d7. It expires August 1, 1998 and should only be downloaded and tried by experienced Macintosh users.
March 28, 1998
MacDoppler 3.1, a Macintosh satellite tracking program with full Doppler tuning features by Don Agro, VE3VRW, has been added.
March 11, 1998
FODDRV, a KCT-compatible (InstantTrack-compatible) rotor driver TSR for the FODTRACK antenna controller hardware, has been contributed by Michael Radwick, N8XKZ.
February 28, 1998
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2d5 to 2.2d6.
February 26, 1998
Fixtime has been updated to version 3.0.
January 31, 1998
OrbiTrack has been updated from 2.2d4 to 2.2d5. It expires March 1, 1998 and should only be downloaded and tried by experienced Macintosh users.
January 17, 1998
WinOrbit has been updated from version 3.3 to version 3.5.
January 5, 1998
OrbiTrack 2.2d4 is a developmental version of OrbiTrack for the Macintosh. It expires February 1, 1998 and is a "fat" version which will run on a 68K and PowerPC Macintosh computers. There could be some fatal bugs so this should only be downloaded and tried by experienced Macintosh users.
November 7, 1997
SatTrack has been updated to the latest non-commercial version. This program runs under Unix and variants such as Linux, and provides real-time tracking of satellites in either a graphical or text-based environment.
October 13, 1997
CI-V 2.5 has been added. This program emulates the Icom CT-16 radio-to-radio link, enabling one Icom radio to track the frequency of another.
September 23, 1997
TrakBox Firmware has been updated from version 3.40a to 3.40e. This adds support for 1200 MHz frequencies for Yaesu, Icom, and Kenwood; improved CAT timing accuracty for IC-821; and host mode support for downconverters and 1200/2400 MHz frequencies. This is the second release of version 3.40e; the first one (uploaded to KO-23 but not posted here) had a bug with day-of-year > 255.
September 21, 1997
FodTrack by Manfred Mornhinweg, XQ2FOD, has been updated from version 2.2 to version 2.4. This release adds several features and improves others. It can now tune out Doppler for satellites that have the uplink and downlink in the same band (like Mir).
July 5, 1997
The Satellite Encyclopedia is updated from 0.34 to 0.37.
July 5, 1997
WinGrid 2.2, a grid square calculator for Windows by Stacey Mills, W4SM, is now available.
July 5, 1997
CCD Display 97 Version 1.00, a Windows 95 program to display images from UO-22, KO-23, and KO-25 by Colin Hurst, VK5HI, is now available.
June 11, 1997
FodTrack by Manfred Mornhinweg, XQ2FOD, has been updated from version 2.1 to version 2.2. Bug fixes and minor features. Now the printed circuit board design for the rotor interface is included.
April 20, 1997
FodTrack by Manfred Mornhinweg, XQ2FOD, has been updated from version 2.0 to version 2.1. This adds support for the RC-2800 serial interface, adds support for a GPS receiver for automatic time and position entry, and improves tracking accuracy.
April 20, 1997
WinOrbit has been updated from version 3.1 to version 3.3.
April 7, 1997
Psionsat has been updated. The new version supports prediction displays.
March 9, 1997
TrakSat has been updated from version 3.10 to version 4.00.
March 9, 1997
TrakBox Firmware has been updated from version 3.30i to 3.40a. This adds a rotator error timeout (smoke protection), CAT control timing tuning for the IC-821, and support for the year 2000.
March 9, 1997
WinOrbit has been updated from version 2.9 to version 3.1. See the author's description for details.
March 9, 1997
WiSP Power Saver is a hardware/software package that turns off your computer when no satellite passes are happening.
December 14, 1996
Part 1 and Part 2 of STSORBIT PLUS have been upgraded from version 9643 to version 9650. There's an upgrade-only archive too.
December 7, 1996
EXTRACT by Karl Jan Skontorp, LA3FY, is now available. It reads a downloaded Keplerian elements file, and writes a new file that contains elements for just those satellites listed in FREQ.DAT, the TrakBox configuration file. Thanks to Christian Hollman, SM0CRT, for the upload.
December 6, 1996
Joe Holman's 32-bit Kansas City Tracker Driver has been updated.
November 29, 1996
PsionSat, a tracking program for the Psion Series 3A palmtop, has been updated.
November 24, 1996
Joe Holman, AD7D, has contributed a 32-bit Kansas City Tracker Driver for use with Win95. He has provided a sample application, with source code. This driver is expected to work with future 32-bit versions of WiSP and WinSat.
October 24, 1996
Linux software contributed by John A. Magliacane, KD2BD: FT7361 FT736r Control Program by Al Lawler, WB1BQE, has been updated from version 2.1 to version 3.0.
October 20, 1996
Part 1 and Part 2 of STSORBIT PLUS have been upgraded from version 9637 to version 9643. There's an upgrade-only archive too.
October 5, 1996
FodTrack by Manfred Mornhinweg, XQ2FOD, has been updated from version 1.8 to version 2.0. This adds support for the GS-232 serial interface and fixes some bugs.
October 5, 1996
PRRIETRK V3.0, a Windows rotor control program by Al Lawler, WB1BQE, for the Prairie Digital interface described in the December 1994 AMSAT Journal and for use with FT7361, WinOrbit, or WiSP, has been added to the collection.
September 15, 1996
Part 1 and Part 2 of STSORBIT PLUS have been upgraded from version 9615 to version 9637. There's an upgrade-only archive too.
August 17, 1996
SatSked is updated to version 1.966. This release changes the checksum calculation for 2-line Keplerian element sets to handle + signs.
June 17, 1996
FT7361 FT736r Control Program by Al Lawler, WB1BQE, has been updated from version 2.0 to version 2.1.
June 6, 1996
FODtrack is upgraded from version 1.7 to 1.8. This version adds on-screen incremental tuning for both digital and analog satellites.
May 28, 1996
WinOrbit has been updated from version 2.8 to version 2.9. See the author's description for details.
May 5, 1996
The Satellite's Encyclopedia is updated from version 0.33 to 0.34.
May 4, 1996
LanLink 2.34 by Joe Kasser, G3ZCZ, is now available. It's mainly for terrestrial work, but Joe tells me it can be used to automate connections with SAREX or Mir.
April 29, 1996
Jose V. Gavila, EB5AGV, has written SCHEDA 0.99 to make it easier to use WiSP with full automation. It takes the pass data from the WISP.SKD file and deletes all overlapped passes, based on priority, leaving room (programmable in seconds) between the passes for housekeeping or automation actions.
April 29, 1996
FodTrack is updated from version 1.6 to version 1.7. This fixes a small bug, improves radio driving, and adds frequency parking.
April 23, 1996
ITPATCH4 is a patch for InstantTrack 1.00 or 1.00b to work around problems with certain newer video cards. If you see garbage on the map screens where the text is supposed to be, this patch should fix it.
April 17, 1996
The entry for LogSat 3.0 now includes a link to the LogSat Web page, which includes a newer (but more crippled) version of the program.
April 10, 1996
Part 1 and Part 2 of STSORBIT PLUS have been upgraded from version 9610 to version 9615. There's an upgrade-only archive too. This release can handle Keplerian element files in PC, Mac, or Unix text-file formats.
April 9, 1996
Part 1 and Part 2 of STSORBIT PLUS have been upgraded from version 9607 to version 9610. There's an upgrade-only archive too.
March 23, 1996
REALSKED, a satellite tracking program for the HP95LX palmtop computer by Al Gerheim, N4QN, has been updated again. This release corrects some problems with the moon model, improves accuracy of sidereal time, and adds a command line option to set the name of the elements file.
March 22, 1996
FT7361 FT736r Control Program for Windows by Al Lawler, WB1BQE, is now available.
March 15, 1996
The new WiSP distribution file wisp9602.zip is just the old wisp9601.zip with the individual file updates that have been available separately for over a month. No new changes are added.
March 8, 1996
REALSKED, a satellite tracking program for the HP95LX palmtop computer by Al Gerheim, N4QN, replaces the older REAL95. The new one can track the sun and/or moon, and can use SGP, SGP4/SDP4, or SGP8/SDP8 orbit models. It also permits three different displays for satellites below the horizon: next AOS, subsatellite point, or Az/El and range.
February 18, 1996
Part 1 and Part 2 of STSORBIT PLUS have been upgraded from version 9548 to version 9607. There's an upgrade-only archive too.
February 16, 1996
A new version (1.14) of MsgMaker for WiSP fixes a couple of minor things.
February 16, 1996
REAL 95 is a satellite tracking program written for the Hewlett Packard HP-95 palmtop DOS computer by Al Gerheim, N4QN.
February 2, 1996
A file of information on modifications for the Icom IC-820 from Don Roland, VE1AOE, has been added. It includes a variable-power mod that should be useful for satellite operation.
January 22, 1996
What's Up is updated to version 1.40.
January 21, 1996
SatSked is updated to version 1.965, thanks to Wayne Roth, WA2N.
January 21, 1996
An index to the AMSAT Journal is available courtesy of Gould Smith, WA4SXM.
January 21, 1996
A couple of KO-23 images are available.
January 21, 1996
Line art of Phase 3D is available in GIF, CorelDraw, Windows Metafile, and Encapsulated PostScript formats.
December 22, 1995
Part 1 and Part 2 of STSORBIT PLUS have been upgraded from version 9517 to version 9548. There's an upgrade-only archive too.
December 20, 1995
A smorgasbord contributed by Richard Limebear, G3RWL:
December 18, 1995
The Satellite's Encyclopedia, a hypertext database providing information on 1700 satellites, has been updated from version 0.32 to version 0.33.
December 16, 1995
EME1.ZIP and VANGRD1.ZIP have been added to the ftp site. EME1.ZIP contains a recording of a Moonbounce signal. VANGRD1.ZIP contains two recordings of the Vanguard 1 satellite in 1958.
December 16, 1995
LogSat 3.0 is added to the library. This is an older shareware/crippleware/nagware version of the current commercial offering, LogSat 5.1. The demoware version of LogSat 5.1 is not offered, because it is too crippled to use.
December 11, 1995
FODTRK is updated from version 1.5 to version 1.6. This corrects a bug in the schematic and adds several features to the program.

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