K1TTT MOF/LOF Propagation Program
What the buttons and boxes do:
- Text entry boxes on the right are for entring your Lat/Lon, the
current SF, A, and K indices, and the month, day, and time. You can
click on the map(only the rectangular format map) to enter Lat/Lon.
- The Buttons:
- 'Compute' starts computation based on data in fields.
- 'Next Hour' increments the time field by 1 hour and recomputes.
- 'Now!' sets the current date and time and recomputes.
- The check boxes:
- 'SP MOF' displays the short path MOF(red=10m, green=15m, blue=20m)
- 'LP MOF' displays the long path MOF(red=10m, green=15m, blue=20m)
- 'SP LOF' displays the short path LOF(red=160m, green=80m, blue=40m)
- 'LP LOF' displays the long path LOF(red=160m, green=80m, blue=40m)
- 'Rectangular' the default map projection
- 'North Polar' converts map to a polar projection from the North Pole
- 'South Polar' converts map to a polar projection from the South Pole
- 'Polar QTH' converts map to a polar projection from your QTH
- 'SUN' displays sun rise(solid circles) and sun set(open circles)
- 'QTH' displays your QTH as solid white circle
- 'Paths' displays great circle paths from your QTH
- TAB and Shift-TAB now work to move through the data entry fields and pushbuttons.
- ENTER works on the 'Compute','Next Hour', and 'Now!' buttons, even though the buttons don't look like they get pushed.
NOTE: the polar projections may take some time to generate depending on
your machines speed. The North and South Polar projections take about 5
seconds on my 100 MHz Pentium, the Polar projection from your QTH takes
about 15 seconds. I don't think I am using the most efficient method
for generating these so hopefully I can speed them up in the future.