Over the years we have tried many software programs to track Amateur Radio Satellites. Our first program was NOVA which did a good job and still would if it would function with Windows Vista 64 bit software. We then depended on the AMSAT tracking page which works well after entering your grid locator which it converts to Longitude and Latitude coordinates. It even has a small map to show a satellite location. Then after joining AMSAT in 2010 while at the Baltimore, Md. hamfest, we became interested in SatPC232 which we use now. It does not compare to NOVA as far as detail and choices as to layout but does a good job keeping my rotator tracking during selected passes. My rotator is the Yaesu G-5500 AX/EL using their RS232/USB interface. which SatPC also handles nicely. My favorite satellite as of May, 2010 is the Chinese HO-68 which has an analog transponder since I only use CW. Sometimes I use FM through the other sats using a portable Arrow antenna and 445/145 MHz handy talky. Would like to work all States using satellites which is difficult since most do not have the needed footprint for the entire USA. The Russians had the best satellites in the 90's such as the RS12/13 and RS15 birds and hopefully someday they will put another up for us ham radio operators. The screen shot shown below is my SatPC232 software showing many other Satellites for a demonstration but the Russian FO-29 is centered over the USA. Notice even though it covers 48 States, Hawaii and Alaska would be impossible from here in Maryland.
My SatPC232 Software Tracking the Russian FO-29 Satellite