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Re: [linrad] MoonSked for Linux
I ran into some computer issues with my wireless link while trying to
improve system security, and then our national June VHF contest was this
weekend, so I haven't had a chance to try the software yet.
As a result of the above, I ended up doing operating system reinstalls on 3
of 4 computers here and don't have things back up to snuff yet. When I have
things running again I will try MoonSked Linux and send you my comments.
I apologize for the delay. I would much rather have been testing MoonSked
than playing [unsuccessfully] with IPCop, multiple versions of LEAF, and
doing reinstalls !!
Have a great week, and thanks for all of your great work!
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Anderson GM4JJJ" <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2004 9:23 AM
Subject: [linrad] MoonSked for Linux
> Some time ago the question was asked if there is any Moon tracking
> software for Linux available.
> Well, I have just released the first version of my Moon Tracking and
> Scheduling program 'MoonSked' for Linux.
> Full details and downloads from
> Validated (so far) with: RedHat 9 - Fedora Core 2 - Mandrake 9.2 - SuSE
> Product Description:
> ? Track Moon and Sun Position in Realtime
> ? World Maps shows Moon Footprint
> ? Sked Maker calculates best time for Moon Bounce (EME) contacts
> between 2 stations
> ? Displays Moon Bounce Schedules (Imports SKD87 files)
> ? Moon Graph shows Monthly Moon data in graphical for Printout
> Schedules, Predictions and Graphs.
> ? Uses and displays Directory of Moonbounce stations (DIR.SKD)
> ? Tracks Celestial Radio Sources in realtime
> ? Callfinder with intelligent 'has moon' calculator
> ? Links to your email program for easy scheduling with other stations
> ? Exports Az/El data for Integration with Rotator Control programs
> ? Easy Interface allows rapid choice of suitable date and time for
> EME schedules
> ? 50MHz to 47GHz Doppler shift calculations between Stations
> ? 50/144MHz/432MHz Background Sky Temperature
> ? Grid Location entry
> ? Moon Range and DGR dB loss
> ? Spatial Polarity and calculation of Maximum Non Reciprocity
> MoonSked for Linux/x86 requires GTK+ 2.0 or better. Depending on your
> distribution of Linux, you may already have this pre-installed. However,
> you can download and install the GTK+ 2.0 libraries from www.gtk.org.
> You may also find pre-built libraries from your Linux distributor's
> David Anderson, GM4JJJ E-mail: david@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Try MoonSked software - Tracking, Prediction, Scheduling and much more.
> Available for Linux, Windows or Macintosh. Also PalmTrack for Palm OS.
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