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Re: PCsat from the Azores

Glad to get some positive feedback...

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Bill Meara wrote:

> Bob:  Just wanted to let you know that I've been having a lot of fun with
> PCsat. I suppose that my mid-Atlantic location is the kind of QTH that you
> guys had in mind when putting PCsat together.  I am very much a novice
> packeteer, but it has been great to be able to send APRS packets from here
> via the sat, and then see them (via the web) appear in the system.
> I have clear view of the Alantic to the south -- yesterday using a
> coathanger 1/4 wave groundplane and about 25 watts I successfully got
> digipeated by PCsat when the bird was about 1700 miles away.
> The whole project is inspirational.  The thought that you and the midshipmen
> put that thing together, and that it is now spinning around the world... FB OM.
> 73 de Bill  CU2JL N2CQR
> Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal
> 900 miles West of Lisbon  37.7N  25.67W
> http://planeta.clix.pt/n2cqr

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://ssdl.stanford.edu/mims/

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