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Re: Sapphire Digipeats



I succeeded to connect via NO-45(Sapphire) as follows.

cmd:C JE9PEL VIA KE6QMD
cmd:*** CONNECTED to JE9PEL VIA KE6QMD
cmd:d
cmd:*** DISCONNECTED
JE9PEL>JE9PEL,KE6QMD* [11/14/03  08:22:36 UTC] <UA R F>


> Subject: [amsat-bb:72895] Sapphire Digipeats
> From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@usna.edu>
> Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 20:15:31 -0500 (EST)
> 
> During this evening's pass over central USA, I digipeated some packets
> via Sapphire (KE6QMD).  With the terminal illness of PCsat and while
> waiting for the ARISS equipment to come alive, Sapphire is the only
> reliable AX.25 packet digipeater in space.
> 
> It is 10 dB harder to hear, because the downlink is on 437.100 +/-
> DOppler, but the uplink on 145.945 using the digipeater callsign of
> KE6QMD is comparable to PCsat.  We will need some automated tracking
> stations to insert the downlink into the global APRS network...
> 
> 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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Name: Mineo Wakita / JE9PEL, JAMSAT member
Mail: ei7m-wkt@asahi-net.or.jp
URL : http://www.ne.jp/asahi/hamradio/je9pel/
QTH : Yokohama Japan, GL:PM95TJ
Date: Nov 14, 2003
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