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Kodiak Star and APRStk



Launch at 0100z 22 Sept is scrubbed due to Weather.  Next try will be
the same time on 23rd (60% chance).  If that is no good, then it may slip
to 26th (UTC) after the weather passes through.

ALso, I finally had time to update APRStk with the equations for PCsat
telemetry.  This program is just a special .exe version of APRSdos that
adds all the satellites to the normal APRS tracking pages:

 * Shows locations of all amateur satellites
 * Displays a "next-2-hour" graphic of satellites expected in view
 * Auto tunes the Kenwood D7 and D700 to any satellite in view
 * Auto tunes to track doppler, and switches between 1200/9600 bd
 * Can drive the $64 Radio shack Rotator to auto track all satelites
 * And of course, plots everyone heard via the satellite on the map
   and most other APRS functions.

In otherwords, APRStk can be a fully automated (but low-tech) satellite
station  for all the Low Earth Orbiting satellites using any old 386 or
better PC and a cheap rotator with a small VHF and UHF beam.  Sorry, it is
low tech by Bill Gates standards, but it can be useful.

APRStk.exe must run in an existing APRSdos directory.

PKUNZIP -DN ASTK-EXE.ZIP if you already have a fully installed APRSdos
PKUNZIP -DN APRSTK.ZIP   for a clean start

Be sure to read the README\APRSTK.TXT

ftp://tapr.org/aprssig/dosstuff/APRSdos/astk-exe.zip
ftp://tapr.org/aprssig/dosstuff/APRSdos/aprstk.zip

de WB4APR, Bob

A Screen shot of APRStk: http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprstk0.gif

ISS-APRS FAQ:       http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/iss-faq.html
PCsat Design        http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
CUBESAT Designs     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/cubesat.html
APRS LIVE pages     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs.html
APRS SATELLITES     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/astars.html


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