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For Pocket PC


Pocket PC, running Windows CE 3.0

PocketPC2002 ( with OS patch to repair POOM bug)

PocketPC2003 (requires evb runtime files to be installed, recomend using Tracksat/WM)

Note that this software will not run on older Palm PC's running WinCE 2 or 2.11




This is the main screen of the program when Operating.

By tapping on the Sat number  dropdown box with the stylus, you will be able select from any of the satellites found in the kep file. Keps are in a standard 2 line format, and are stored in a ordinary text file so that they can be easily updated by the user.

When the satellite is in view (Elevation above Zero) its Azm, and Elev are highlighted in red, and a (user changeable) sound is played as AOS occurs.

Some satellites have Beacon frequency, and operation mode information stored as well, and the doppler corrected beacon frequency is displayed as the sattelite moves. This information is stored in a text file, and can be updated by users.

The menu at the bottom is used to select either the Setup options or to View either a different map view, or AOS/LOS predictions for the observer location.

The Setup screen  is used to set the observer location details, including latitude , longitude, height (ASL) and time offset from UTC.

Existing settings can be "read" from the file, modified, and "Saved", or you can "exit" without saving.

This is a view of the screen showing the AOS predictions for the selected satellite.

The default is for all passes to be shown in local time, however the check box can be cleared and pass timings shown in UTC.

The drop down combo box can select up to the next 7 days of AOS/LOS predictions.


This process is very processor intensive, and calculating a weeks worth of predictions may take up to 10 minutes (my Jornada 545 takes about 7 - 8 minutes to process a weeks worth of predictions (auto power off is disabled while this is being processed)


Calendar Transfer

By tapping on the desired pass (predictions must be in local time) and then tapping the Calendar button, the times for the selected pass will be transferred to the PPC Calendar program, and an appointment set, with a reminder 15 mins prior to AOS. This will also be transferred to any desktop PC that the PPC calendar is synchronised with.

Screen shots below show the appointment set into PPC calendar program, and the appointment details.


PPC2002 users please note:

There is a known issue with the implementation of the Pocket Outlook Object model (POOM) running under eVB on PPC2002. There is now a fix from Microsoft for this problem, (as well as several other bugs)and updates to the PPC2002 OS are now available for download. The version for the IPAQ is available here Since all PPC2002 devices use the same processor, in theory you should be able to download this update for any PPC2002 device, however I suggest that you check on the website of your device manufacturer first.