Portable Installation Suite
|One of the most daunting aspects of setting up a reception system for the Russian Meteor Satellites has been the intricacy of the procedure:
Wouldn't it be great if all this could be achieved in a single step?
Well, it can be done.
Both Orbitron and SDRSharp are standalone programs. They can be run from any folder, on any drive of your computer, because all their configuration files, data files and DLLs etc. are present in their own folders - not hidden within the depths of Windows. It is therefore perfectly feasible to create a zipped archive which installs everything into the directory structure illustrated opposite.
Moreover, the link from Orbitron to activate SDRSharp has been made directory-independent: you can unpack the archive on any of your PC's drives (C\:, D\: etc.) and Orbitron will still link correctly with SDRSharp.
It is strongly recommended that you do not extract the archive into the Program Files folder, but directly on to one of your computer's drives: otherwise things may not run smoothly.
The Archive Meteor LRPT Suite.zip installs the entire Orbitron/SDRSharp system into the LRPT folder and, in addition, adds a subfolder containing LRPTOfflineDecoder, and an empty QPSK subfolder where the QPSK S‑files will be stored..
Thus, you have everything you need to receive Meteor images in a single location.
What the archive cannot do
Otherwise, everything is set to go.
Download Meteor LRPT Suite for Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10 (~9 MB, uses Meteor plugin v 1.7).
Note 1 Windows 7 users must make sure that they have Microsoft's Dot NET 4.6 framework installed.
What if you are still using Windows XP?
Many enthusiasts make use of old Windows XP computers for Meteor reception.
Download Meteor LRPT XP Suite for Windows XP (~9.5 MB, uses Meteor plugin v 1.5).