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AMSATS for Mobile or wilderness travelers



As you plan your summer trips, remember that there are 9 amateur
satellites you can use with your mobile FM rig and a whip antenna!  From
7 to 12 AM and PM local sun time there is almost always one in view
wherever you are.  Use them to communicate your position/status/messages
or Email.  If you are traveling in remote areas, its your only way out!

Three are FM voice.
Three are BBS's, with message store and forward
Three are live DIGIpeaters at 1200 baud needing only a laptop (no TNC) to
      send back E-MAIL and/or status/messages to a WEB page
Some maybe live two-way digipeaters for live QSOs and TEXT messaging

With now both Kenwood and Alinco radios having built in 1200/9600 baud
TNC's and the ability to link ground stations via the internet and WEB
pages, get ready for mobile satellite applications!

To serve these travelers, we also need volunteer ground stations too...
You can even do it with an HT and a handheld antenna!

See http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/astars.html
or join aprssat@lists.tapr.org and tell us you are new so we can fill you
in on the details.

de WB4APR, Bob

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