Info Menu (Info Window)
The items in this menu control the display of the various Info
Satellite Position (alt-I, P) - Toggle position display. When this item
is checked, satellite latitude, longitude, and altitude will appear in the Info
Antenna Pointing (alt-I, A) - Toggle antenna display. When this item is
checked, ground station antenna azimuth, elevation, and range to the satellite,
will appear in the Info window. The information may also be useful for visual
Orbit Info (alt-I, O) - Toggle orbit display. When this item is
checked, satellite orbit number (Rev), next
time, and "MA" (
on 0-255 basis, as used in AMSAT
birds) will appear in the Info window. The
also appears in this group.
Attitude (alt-I, t) - Toggle attitude display. When this item is
checked, the spacecraft attitude (
appears in the Info Window. This requires a
to provide the relevant coordinates. In the absence of attitude information,
the spacecraft is assumed to be pointing down toward the center of the earth.
Frequency (alt-I, F) - Toggle Frequency display (formerly RF
Info). When this item is checked, frequency (MHz), and doppler shift (Hz)
will appear in the Info window. A frequency may also be entered manually
here, if none was specified in the Satellite selection window or the
file. The relevant frequency is selected by the RF Mode menu (below).
RF Link (alt-I,L) - Toggle display of the Link group. This is a partial
including one-way free-space path loss (dB), and pattern loss (dB) for both the
ground station and satellite antennas. The total loss is also shown to save
calculating it in your head. The relevant frequency is selected by the RF Mode
Additional items in the menu control the window itself:
RF Mode (alt-I, M) - Allows choice of frequency for the doppler and link
calculations. Requires the
for proper operation.
Don't Hide Window (alt-I, H) - When this item is checked, the Info
Window will remain on the screen when the rest of the program is minimized.
Show All (alt-I, S; or F2) - Restore the Main (and Map) windows, if they
Exit (alt-I, x; or ctrl-F4) - Closes the Info window to make more space
available for tracking maps.
Info Window Overview
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