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Re: APRS Satellite Launch soon



Hi Bob,

Can you give possible 2L Keps element set for PCsat ?

Regards.

Gustavo, LW2DTZ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Cc: "TAPR APRS Special Interest Group" <aprssig@tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 7:02 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] APRS Satellite Launch soon


> The Naval Academy's PCsat will launch at 0100z on 1 Sept from Kodiak
> Alaska.  Its telemetry and all user traffic is plain-ole' 1200 baud AX.25
> receivable on any 2 meter HT and TNC (or kenwood all-in-one radio).  The
> only problem is that we (east coast) won't see it for 9 hours!
>
> We can't stand the wait, so we want to have trusted agents standing by in
> these areas to report reception.  For the first days, user access will be
> disbled, but Telemetry should be heard once a minute on any HT...
>
> 0100z  Launch Kodiak Alaska
> 0210z  Separation over Somalia (viewable Israel and India, maybe Athens)
> 0237z  Pass over Alaska
> 0247z  Pass over Hawaii
> 0336z  Pass over South Africa
> 0355z  Pass over Eastern Europe
> 0515z  Pass over Brazil
> 0540z  Pass over Europe
> 0625z  Pass over Australia
> 0900z  Pass over East Coast USA
>
> Unfortunately these are all just before sun up in most areas, so it is not
> going to be a casual pass for most of us...  Obviously we have plenty of
> APRS contacts in Europe, Hawaii, Brazil and Australia, (see
> http://www.aprs.net) but we would like backups in Israel, India, Alaska
> and South Africa...
>
> If you are available as a point of contact in your area of the world, let
> us know.  Ideally, you are familiar with APRS and have internet access and
> can just feed the downlink to the above WEB page in real time (any APRS
> program can do this)..
>
> The web page below will be updated with more launch and user info (once we
> seal it in the shipping container next week and have nothing else to do
> but wait)...  Thanks!
>
> Once PCsat is in orbit, you will have worldwide HT packet communications
> and tracking capability (in areas with no QRM).  In other areas,
> hopefully, everyone will share equitably and reserve normal use for
> travelers and demos.....;-)
>
> de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob
>
> PCsat Design        http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/pcsat.html
> APRS SATELLITES     http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/astars.html
>
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