Tracking the Satellites


You need to know WHEN and WHERE the satellites are passing over you. Listed to the right are several satellite tracking programs - as well as absolutely FREE online sites with reliable tracking info!

“Keplerian data” is a set of mathematical “statements” of orbits of the sats. Get into the habit of updating your Keplerian data weekly ... especially if you’re thinking of working the ISS - since its orbit is repositioned often.

There are many other sat tracking programs out there. But if it hasn’t been updated in several years ... nor has any immediate support for users - then I just don’t recommend it for hams starting out working the satellites. We’re here to make this FUN and EASY for you!


When and Where are They?

Commercial Programs ...

-MacDoppler  - $85-98

-SATPC32 - $45-55

-GPREDICT - Linux/Mac/ more - free

-AmsatDroid FREE

-GoSatWatch - iOS devices - $10

-Nova for Windows - now free using 

   Registration Code NLD-8554457

Links last checked 12/15/2019

Contact K6LCS -

dead link or program suggestion!

Online FREE Tracking Info ... - bookmark this site!

Heavens Above - Chris Peat’s great site

Keplerian Elements - Offered are NASA (2-line), AMSAT (verbose), bare NASA, and even .pdb (Palm) versions!

SSTV Pad from Black Cat Systems enables the decoding and displaying of amateur radio Slow Scan TV transmissions. It can be as simple as placing your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch near your radio’s speaker!

ISS SSTV - CLICK HERE for to see how well SSTV Pad works!

Just a map showing sat footprints on Earth.