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Re: SO-35



I cannot get the address below to work.

Michael Kingery wrote:
> 
> Hum, not sure.   Here is the link to the web site:
> 
> http://sunsat.ee.sun.ac.za/ham1.htm
> 
> And here is the text from their website:
> 
> Newsflash: The orientation changes needed in order to resume imaging
> activities have been hampered by a dead motor on our satellite disk
> (groundstation).  Due to the additional operational effort required, the
> Amateur services have been suspended until further notice.  [4 Janurary
> 2001]
> 
> All APRS frames, digipeated via Sunsat's APRSAT alias, are now fed into
> findu.com.  The digilogs are downlinked four times a day over the Sunsat
> ground station at Stellenbosch, South Africa.  Once our SANAE ground station
> is operational, digilogs should be fed into the world-wide APRS network
> every orbit (100 minutes).
> 
> Ronald Ross, KE6JAB, a member of Alain Hubert's The Wall expedition to
> Dronning Maud Land in Antarctica, will have deployed two Stanford University
> weather stations by the end of December 2000.  One of the stations is
> already active at their Blue One base camp.  Weather station data, captured
> by Sunsat, can be viewed at http://wx.findu.com/ke6jab-1.  Follow the team's
> progress at Antarctica 2000.
> 
> On 6 December 2000, Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, announced the planned launch of
> the US Naval Academy's Prototype Communications Satellite, PCsat, in August
> 2001.  As an increasing number of amateur satellites support low bandwidth,
> low overhead APRS services, the APRS Satellite Tracking and Reporting
> System, ASTARS, will continue to expand its coverage.  Permanent global
> coverage is the long term goal for such a constellation, of which Sunsat and
> PCsat will be the first members.
> 
> Digital services are enabled continuously except during voice passes, as
> indicated in the schedule below.  Sunsat will digipeat AX.25 UI packets (via
> SUNSAT or APRSAT).  The satellite is set up in Mode B during voice passes
> and in Mode J during data passes.  Note that these services may be disabled
> while some non-ham payloads are activated.
> 
> Due to the current unfavourable imaging conditions, there are no immediate
> need for UI broadcasts of data.  Watch this space for new developments.  To
> join a mailing list for breaking news regarding the digital modes, send a
> message to lochner@ing.sun.ac.za with "subscribe UIB/APRS" in its subject
> line.
> 
> 73s KE4AZN
> Mike
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roy Welch" <rdwelch@swbell.net>
> To: "Michael Kingery" <mkingery@ala.net>
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 7:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SO-35
> 
> > Michael, Ron, KE6JAB, is in Antarctica and has been using Sunsat to
> > digipeat WX data back to a station in Capetown.  Does this mean that the
> > digipeating is also shut down?  If so I need to alert this to him.  He has
> > two Davis weather stations set out down there at the current time
> connected
> > to uplink transmitters.  They are using APRS protocol.
> >
> > Michael Kingery wrote:
> > >
> > > >From the Sunsat Webpage:
> > >
> > > Newsflash: The orientation changes needed in order to resume imaging
> > > activities have been hampered by a dead motor on our satellite disk
> > > (groundstation).  Due to the additional operational effort required, the
> > > Amateur services have been suspended until further notice.  [4 Janurary
> > > 2001]
> > >
> > > 73s KE4AZN
> > >
> > > Michael Kingery
> > > mkingery@ala.net (email)
> > > http://downtown.ala.net/~mkingery (web page)
> > >
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> > --
> > 73, Roy
> >
> > Internet: w0sl@amsat.org
> > Home Page: http://home.swbell.net/rdwelch
> >

-- 
73, Roy

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