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MoonSked 1.0.8

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MoonSked is amateur radio moonbounce software.

Published by:
License
Shareware
Cost
$30.00
OS:
Classic / OS X
Cow Rating:
5ra
Popularity:
24%

It provides real-time tracking and prediction and calculates the optimum time for moonbounce contacts between any two stations.

MoonSked features include:

  • An easy interface that allows rapid choice of suitable date and time for EME schedules.
  • Home station location from the map control panel.
  • 144MHz/432MHz/1296MHz doppler shift between stations and 144MHz/432MHz background sky temperature.
  • MoonSked tracks Sun, radio stars, or any celestial object.
  • Database of stations, Macintosh or DOS format of DIR.SKD file (CR or CR/LF).
  • Display of grid from latitude/longitude input.
  • Moon elevation correction for parallax and correction for Earth's oblateness.
  • Spatial polarity and maximum non reciprocity.
  • Shows split of DGR in terms of additional sky noise and distance.
  • Integrates Prediction window with Schedules window allowing auto sked entry.
  • Presents a real-time world map that shows moon footprint/home and DX stations/sun and moon/moon phase and a sky noise map.

New in version 1.3.1:

  • New improved Predictions Window (Now called Sked Maker).
  • New Call Finder for finding call signs from partial calls, and it checks if stations found have moon.
  • Choice of big/small world map. (set in miscellaneous tab panel in Preferences).
  • You can now keep all windows open if you like.
  • Moon Position window now shows which sequence you are on (TX or RX).
  • Choice of 1, 2, or 2.5 minute periods and east/west station (Preferences/Miscellaneous).
  • New 'Home Location ' Icon button; this quickly changes stations A and B to your Home QTH.
  • New 'Today' button; this quickly changes the start and finish dates for today and calculates the moon preds right away.
  • Next day; adds one day and calculates for the next day.
  • Next weekend; sets start and finish to next Saturday/Sunday, and calculates.

For more detailed information, including on updates, please read the documentation or visit the home page.

Note

Once you register MoonSked PPC, you will get free upgrades, support and a code to disable the reminder messages that will otherwise appear at regular intervals. In order to let you try the software, the software is not feature-disabled, however, some parts only run for a few minutes in each session.