Downloads

1 a. If you want to test the  SatPC32 programs you can  download the present  German or English version 12.8c. The program will be installed as Demo version.  The only restricition of the Demo: The user's QTH coordinates can not be stored for the main program SatPC32.Exe,  but have to be entered at every  program start. 

Further,  the previous program version 12.8b can still be downloaded (fig. 8 below).

What's New  in Vers. 12.8c ?

The full versions can be activated by entering a registration code. The code can be obtained from 

AMSAT- DL  (European users), 
AMSAT-UK  (users in Great Britain or  
AMSAT-NA  (North American users).  

The files themthelves contain detailed information  on how to purchase the code..

The included programs SatPC32ISS, Wisat32, WinAOS, WinListen, SuM and SuMListen (see page 'Software') are full versions. 

2. Downloads

Read this before you dowload one of the files, please. 

If you run Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) read also the file Vista and Windows 7 compatibility .



SatPC32 Demo  ( English version,  40 MB, for European users) 

SatPC32 Demo  ( English version,  40 MB, for North American users) 
 . 
SatPC32-Demo   ( German version,  40 MB)

Look also for possible patch files (sect. 7 below)!

Manual  (English, V. 12.8c,  300 K, HTML-Format) 
Manual  (German, V. 12.8c,  250 K, HTML-Format)

Manual  (English, V. 12.5, 500 K, PDF-Format, illustrated by DJ1KM)
Manual (German, V. 12.5,  500 K, PDF-Format, illustrated by  DJ1KM)

3. Installation 
Unzip the downloaded file into an empty folder on your HD and proceed as described in the file "Read this before your download .....", see above. . 

IMPORTANT: Under Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) right click on the filename "setup" and from the list that opens choose "Run as administrator".

Updating of older  program versions
Program version 12.8c can be installed  into the same program folder that contains the older program version (12.8 ... 12.8b).  Unfortunately, the Installshield setup program of SatPC32 V.12.8c deletes all program data of versions. 12.8, 12.8a or 12.8b, however. Your personal settings  will be lost. The program 'DataBackup.Exe' allows you to easily  save your settings via mouse click and then to restore them after the installation of V.12.8c is finished.  The program 'DataBackup.Exe' is contained in the SatPC32Demo ZIP files that can be downloaded with the links above.The  files contain also the file UpdateInstruction.txt  Unzip the downloaded file into an empty folder on your HD.  Read the UpdateInstructions.txt or click on  Update Instructions and run DataBackup  before you start the setup program. 

After V. 12.8c has been installed DataBackup can also be started from the SatPC32 menu "Programs". Add a line "DataBackup" (without quotation marks) to the list of the  auxilary. file "Program.SQF". The file can be opened and edited from the SatPC32 menu "?", "Auxiliary Files".  

Don't install SatPC32 12.8c  over 12.7 or older versions but into a completely empty program folder!
 
Up to V. 12.7 the program  stored program data in the SatPC32 program folder and several sub folders. That can cause problems under Windows Vista and Windows 7, however. Beginning with  V. 12.8 the program  therefore  stores data in a data folder 'SatPC32' and several sub folders in a Windows system folder for application data.   For detailed hints read the   Update Instructions, please.


4. FAQs
With possible questions or problems  read the FAQs file, please.  The file contains answers to frequently asked  questions - for example on how to update Keplerian data - and solutions for known problems.  

The file that can be downloaded with this link will continuously be completed and therefore possibly be newer than the file  that comes with SatPC32. 

 

5. More Downloads

a.
The Space-Track TLE Retriever by Dr. T.S. Kelso is a very comfortable  tool which allows users with an active Space Track account to easily download Space Track data sets and use them to generate standard CelesTrak data sets  that can be used with SatPC32.  

Downlod  the SpaceTrackTLE-Retriever

HalloKepler by Gerd Riesner, DB3DH, is a similar comfortable program. 

Downlod  HalloKepler


b. DDESat32 Vers. 12.8 (full version). 
DDESat32 is an interface program to be used with Wisp32. The program is in German  but easy to understand  by  everyone (see the description and screenshots on the page 'Software'). 

To install the program unzip the downloaded file into an empty folder on your HD. Start the setup program in that folder and follow the instructions.

For detailed information read the DDESat32  Manual (English).

Download DDESat32   for use with SatPC32 V. 12.8 and later.

If you are using SatPC32 12.4 ... 12.7  download the older version  DDESat32_12.4.


c.
The program AOS.Exe  (DOS-version) can be downloaded (for free), either in German or in English. The program creates lists in chronological order of the audibility times of satellites.
AOS V. 3.0 (German)  (159 K)
AOS V. 2.5 (English)  (68 K)

d. SuM programs
The SatPC32 V. 12.8c setup program installs  these programs automatically.   

e. ServerSDX for Yaesu compatible azimuth (only) controllers
No longer required! The new ServerSDX supports also azimuth-only systems.

f. TimeSync
Beginning with program version 12.8b the setup program installs TimeSync automatically. It can be started from the SatPC32 menu "Programs". 

Satellite operation requires a highly accurate system time.  TimeSync synchronizes the PC's system clock  with one of the internet time servers. This way you can ensure  that the PC's  system time is accurate.  

If you run an older SatPC32 progam version you can download TimeSync with the link below. Extract the TimeSync setup program from the downloaded ZIP file and save it somewhere on your HD. Start it by double clicking on the file name "TimeSyncSetup.Exe"  and follow the instructions. 
IMPORTANT: Under Windows Vista and Windows 7 the setup program must be started with the option "Run as Administrator". To do so right click on the program name and in the list that opens choose that option. 

The setup program generates an icon (shortcut) on the desktop. To start TimeSync double click on the icon. For further instructions  click on the "Help" button in the TimeSync program window. . 

Download TimeSyncSetupE.ZIP  

g. Buffer interfaces
Buffer interface for Labjack U12

Buffer interface for Labjack U3

For rotor control with the Labjack U12 and U3 an interface is required that buffers the output terminals of the U12 and U3  vs. the rotor control box. Unfortunately the readymade 'Piggyback' from NLSA is no longer available.  With the 2 links above you can download the schematic diagrams of this homemade interface which also show how to connect it to the U12 and U3.  The interface can easily be duplicated, the only component is  a ULN2003AN. I don't have a PC board, however.  I mounted the chip and the 8-pin DIN connector on a small piece of conductor board, see picture

6. Accy      
 How to add data for  new satellites
The data files that come with SatPC32 contain data for many important radio amateur satellites. Data for other satellites must be added manually to the existing data files. For detailed hints see the "Tutorial" by Wayne Estes, W9AE. It can be displayed from the FAQs file, sect. 1a. 

With the link below you can download data of the lately launched  SO-67 and HO-68. The data can be added to the existing data files Doppler.SQF, SubTone.SQF and AmsatNames.txt.

SatPC32 data for SO-67 and HO-68


7. Patches 
No patch files required

8. SatPC32  V.12.8b demo version

With the links below you can download the previous progra, version 12.8b: 

SatPC32-Demo
 
  (V. 12.8b,  English version  for European users) 

SatPC32-Demo   (V. 12.8b,  English version  for North American users) 

Unzip the downloaded file into an empty folder on your HD. The folder will then contain the setup program and  the instruction files.  Please, read these files before you run the setup file.

 

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