Xephem is a very nice and elaborate tool which has many different features such as complex orbital position determination of celestial bodies, tracking of satellites, but also many other features such as images from celestial bodies and Earth phase. For building it however requires many libraries which are not installed by default. The
This instruction is written on Ubuntu 14.10 x86_64. Get the required tools for building: sudo apt-get install automake build-essential make sudo apt-get install intltool libgoocanvas-dev sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev sudo apt-get install intltool libgoocanvas-dev sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev Get files from git and build: git clone https://github.com/csete/gpredict.git cd gpredict ./autogen.sh make sudo make
Travis has written on his blog how he repurposed an satellite dish from a naval vessel and his progress to track all kinds of satellites, including LEO, in the Ku/L band around 1.5 GHz ever since. He uses an impressive setup between Beaglebone Black and fully automated tracking of known and scanning of unknown projects.
Memory usage and buffers of rtl_tcp The way rtl_tcp acquires memory and and how much memory it needs, depending on the parameters is very cryptic. According to the man page the options are: -b number of buffers (default: 15, set by library) -n max number of linked list buffers to keep (default: 500) This leaves
OpenWRT is a nifty thing. However, if you want to test some custom or self written programs it can be tricky. For most instances, e.g. on a Raspberry or other embedded device, you can install a compile toolchain to just configure and make your project. Due to space constraints this is often not necessary. Cross-compiling
This instruction is written on Ubuntu 14.10 x86_64. Get the required tools for building: sudo apt-get install automake libtool build-essential make texinfo Get files from git git clone https://github.com/N0NB/hamlib.git cd hamlib chmod +x autogen.sh ./autogen ./configure make This instruction is for hamlib-126.96.36.199. The readme and Install file specify to use ./configure, but in the latest