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RE: Any HI stations on APRS?



The double hop path will only extend the footprint by a few hundred miles.
Having footprints touching does not mean the two satellites will see each
other.  Make sure ISS itself is inside the footprint of PCSAT to be certain
a double hop is possible. Only if ISS is running parallel, in range of PCSAT
and to the East or NE of PCSAT will your chance be realized.  I just ran
some plots and on Feb 8 beginning about 1345 UTC, it appears that the two
birds will be in the proper position to make a hop from Hawaii to the US
(far NE and SE USA are excluded) beyond the normal coverage of PCSAT. This
also appears to be your only shot during the joint operation period.

Will someone else check me on my prediction.
Kenneth - N5VHO

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf
Of Patrick Green
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 1:15 PM
To: AMSAT
Subject: [amsat-bb] Any HI stations on APRS?


The joint ISS/PCSAT operations will give midwesterners and east coast
stations the ability to make a sat QSO to Hawaii.  Typically, I don't see
any APRS packet ops in HI.  It would be appreciated if someone would show up
for this rare event.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.
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