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Re: New To Digital Questions

On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Richard Lubash wrote:

> antenna. This weekend I acquired a 9612+ TNC and would like to try if
> nothing else receiving digital satellites....

You dont need much gain.  Maybe a 4 or 6 element UHF yagi will do nicely
as long as you dont throw it all away in a long coax run.

> If anyone could direct me to some sites or publications that would
> help me get started with receiving and decoding ham or other
> satellites with information such as how to set up the TNC (command
> mode and terminal software) or what software works for which bird...

For just receiving the digital data from several of the satellites, you
might find my ASTARS web page below somewhat useful...

de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

PCsat WEB  page     http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/pcsat.html
ISS-APRS FAQ:       http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/iss-faq.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
MIM/Mic-E/Mic-Lite  http://www.toad.net/~wclement/bruninga/mic-lite.html

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