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SatTrack v3.0 Demo Available for FTP


TITLE

     SatTrack 

VERSION

     Current Version is SatTrack 3.0.  V4.0 is expected
     by 94, with extra features.  Upgrades are free.

AUTHOR

     Randy Stackhouse, N4RTL

DESCRIPTION

       A satellite tracking program.  Allows for selection of a database
       that can contain up to 1000 satellites.  Tracks satellites on a
       graphics display of the world.  All graphics are IFF compatible
       allowing for loading of display to standard painting program.
       Allows for input of satellite information using either standard
       data format or by simple user input.  All operations use standard
       windows and menus.  SatTrack has a simulation mode that allows for
       predictions in the future.  Operates on Workbench 1.3 and 2.0.
       This is version 3.0. SatTrack is keyware, see the registration
       file for more information.  SatTrack is fully operational until
       the expiration time is reached.

NEW FEATURES
        
       New for SatTrack 3.0
       Besides several modifications and enforcer hit corrections,
       SatTrack has added a FIND command as well as an OVERHEAD view
       display which allows for easier viewing.

       Overhead view is a map of the sky from your location.   It is
       representative of where the satellite will travel within your
       view.   The display represents a circle.  The center of the
       circle is "up".  The outside circumference of the circle is
       your "horizon".  Another circle 1/2 the size of the other circle
       with the same center is the 45degree azimuth from your location.


       Planned for SatTrack 4.0
        o  Pre-configurable screens, allowing for new special display
           formats.  User may select a screen size and SatTrack will
           self configure to that size.
        o  Addition of RETINA support. Including 1024x1024 or more
           pixels on screen.
        o  Addition of umbra/preumbra calculations.  This will allow
           for calculations required to indicate when a satellite is
           "in the sun" and the user is "in the dark".  This is the
           best time to see satellites or the Space Shuttle. 
        o  Updated to standard file requester.
        o  Capability to use a painting program to create a "brush"
           picture of a satellite and have that picture drawn as 
           a "sprite" on the display, tracking at the location of
           the satellite. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


     SatTrack V3.0 works on floppy or hard disk.  Installation
     is simply a copy.  Some files are required to be in the
     same directory as the executable. Works on 1.3 or 2.X etc.
     Supports math co-processor and all 680X0 chips. No other
     special hardware required.

HOST NAME

     Aminet, GENIE.

DIRECTORY
     
     Aminet:  misc/misc/sattrack_v3_0.lha

FILE NAMES


     SatTrack_v3_0.lha
     SatTrack_v3_0.readme (short description) 

PRICE

     Valid KEYS are $20 and will cause your copy of SatTrack
     to work forever.   If the most recent version of SatTrack
     is desired, $30 will get you a distribution disk with
     your keys already installed.

     SatTrack is keyware. Keyware allows user evaluation of
     all features.   Demo keyware expires on a certain date.
     After that date, Amiga system time may be moved back
     to allow for evaluation of the software, however execution
     of tracking for current time is not possible.  
     ALL PURCHASED KEYS WHICH DO NOT EXPIRE AND
     WILL WORK WITH ALL FUTURE VERSIONS OF SATTRACK.  

     FUTURE VERSION ARE FREE TO REGISTERED USERS. SEND A DISK
        TO:  Randy Stackhouse
             4 Sinclair Cir
             Indialantic Fla, 32903
      
        Include proper postage. 
     
DISTRIBUTABILITY


     SatTrack is Copyrighted, 1993.  Copies of SatTrack and
     DEMO keys may be freely distributed.  Purchased keys contain
     Users' name, phone number and address.   Public release of 
     these keys is not allowed by purchase agreement. 

OTHER

     New demo keys are provided below.  Strip the text between
     the stars "*", excluding the stars and make sure the last
     line is in column one.  All other lines should match.  Do
     not edit or remove blanks from this file.  Do not include
     blanks after the last printable character. 
     | This is Column 1!
     **************************************************************
       SEE DOCS FOR INFO. SET TIME BACK TO USE KEYS AFTER
        THEY HAVE EXPIRED.  INSTRUCTIONS ARE IN THE DOCS.
                 THESE KEYS ARE GOOD UNTIL 9/93.
         *PLEASE* UPLOAD THIS TO OTHER BBSs AND FRIENDS
     b6ff8c5d 8d9a1dc3 9f0db51d febf1ae2 72c0e38 3467a00
     **************************************************************
     Note that under the T in SET should be I from Instructions,
     A for Are , S from THIS and 5 from 9f0db51d.  The b in 
     b6ff8c5d should be in the first col.  Be careful that if
     you cut this with a mouse, etc. that there are no spaces
     after the last printable character.  There are no "hidden"
     special characters with this file Only printable characters
     and spaces