On this page I've arranged some regularly asked facts about SAT-Master
What is SAT-Master ?
SAT-Master is a program for calculating, positioning and automatical tracking of sat-antennas with an IBM-compatible PC.
It needs an AT-286 with DOS 3.3 und EGA-videocard.
Do you have a test- or shareware of it ?
Yes. Here you can download an old revision of the prog as Shareware v2.5 (384 kB) .
Which revision is actual ?
The current available program revision is 2.6_07.
Where do I get SAT-Master ?
There are two different packages of SAT-Master, which are only differing in their supported rotor- interfaces.
The AMSAT-Release supports the AMSAT-Interface IF-100/PC at a parallel and the Kenpro-Interface CS-23 at a serial port. The Kenpro- Interface is still under construction.
This Release is available at
or direct at its Author
The current price is 25 Euro (or any else equal free convertible currency). The manual has been added as a file on the program-disk.
2/3 of the resulting money will go to the AMSAT-DL.
The EGIS-Release additional supports the EGIS-Interface (Nitec-Device EPS-103) at a serial port.
This Release is only available at
This package contains a (german) manual with more than 50 pages..
Please ask there for current conditions (please do not eMail me- I don't know!).
Does the program work with ...
DOS 7.0 ?
Yes,if all necessary ressources are available.
Windows 3.x ?
Yes. SAT-Master is running as a DOS-task on Windows 3.x. Maybe you've to edit the PIF-file coming with the program.
Windows 95/98 ?
Yes. SAT-Master is running as a DOS-task on Windows 95. Switch to full-size video in setup - video-options.
Windows NT ?
Yes. SAT-Master has to be installed as a DOS-program.
Never heard about problems with NT 3.,51.
I myself use NT 4.0 as environment for developing my progs. Select videooption to full-screen. Direct access to printerports with NT4 is critical and may cause timing-trouble during antenna-rotation..
Windows 2000 ?
Yes. Switch to full-size video in setup - video-options. Please report any errors!
OS/2 Warp ?
The program-desktop will run well as a DOS-task. I don't know about correct running of antenna-rotation.
I want a current manual !
Possible. The (german) manual of version 2.5.08 (62 kB) as RTF/ARJ for Word 95/97/98 is here available.
The german Documentation of version 2.6 now also ONLINE !
My program starts with a runtime error 200 !?
This is a known bug of the borland compiler library. A fixup is now available.
If you use an EGIS-compilation, please contact the programmer for a free update.
DOWNLOAD (220 kB) of update for AMSAT-compilation
Copy this file into the folder of SAT-Master and run it.
Warning: will not work with revisions before 2.5 !
Where do I find current elements ?
Have a look at the official element-page of AMSAT-NA.
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SAT-Master is a Trademark of DB1HZ. The MGS-pic has been ripped from NASA site.
This page was last updated at 07.01.2001 18:01:50..