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Re: SO-35



Roy,

Here is the email address for the Sunsat Team.  Maybe they will have an
answer or you.  Good luck.

sunsat@firga.sun.ac.za

73s KE4AZN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Roy Welch" <rdwelch@swbell.net>
To: "Michael Kingery" <mkingery@ala.net>
Cc: "Amsat List" <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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
>
> Internet: w0sl@amsat.org
> Home Page: http://home.swbell.net/rdwelch
>

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