by Giuliano Artico I3LGP
Here are few old programs of mine which are in some way related to my interest in radio communications.
"Self-extracting" basic files.
The program converts binary files into six-bit format GW-Basic programs.
Files produced by BTB incorporate a small self-extracting routine which
rebuilds the originary binary file, with local and global check sum control.
Calculation of QRB and QTF, conversion between locator and geographic
The way of entering data is particularly simple and versatile.
The program may exchange (get and store) geographic information with a
locations data base: updating this data base is easy, because it is an ASCII
A "TV-sat browser".
Provides information to locate geo-stationary satellites from any point
of the earth surface;
it handles two data base files, both in ASCII text format,
with satellites and locations information respectively.
Interactive operations are fast and intuitive.
Please, send an acknowledgement (via E-mail or with a postcard)
in case you have tested one of the above programs.
Any comment or suggestion is welcome.
Distribution and use license
The software listed above may be freely used, copied and
distributed. However, the following conditions must be observed:
the package must be distributed in its original unmodified form, by means
of the provided self-extracting archives;
no person or company may charge a fee for the distribution;
only a small fee to cover the cost of copying and postal handling may
Obviously, the above norms apply also when a piece of software is included in
another software package or when it is supplied with a product of any kind:
one or more files may be provided in uncompressed form, but the original
compressed RAR archive
must ALWAYS be supplied in the distribution
Any person or company, interested to include the software in their products,
must simply send an acknowledgement to the author, either via letter or via
Please, check the autenticity of archives!
Starting on November 1996, all archives are compressed with RAR and equipped
with the following autenticity validation string:
Giuliano Artico, Dip. di Matematica P.A. - Padova
Earlier versions (until June 1996) archives are packed with LHA 2.13.
For these files, CRC values computed with Validate 2.0 by
are provided: see the file
(short introduction in Italian).
In this file, each line contains the values computed for an executable file.
To confirm that a program file has not been tampered with, run the
Validate program and then record the validation data produced.
Compare this data against the statistics stored in LEGGIMI.CRC. If the
information matches, most likely the program has not been modified.
Notice that, for programs dated before May 1995, the validation data are
computed with VALIDATE.COM ver 0.4.
The software is distributed "as is".
No warranty of any kind is expressed or implied.
You use at your own risk. The author and his Department will not be liable
for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind of loss while
using or misusing this software.