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Re: Any HI stations on APRS?



I forgot that the antenna systems of the 2 aren't the greatest and
compound that with the distance.  I keep forgetting that line of sight
!= perfect comms.

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF.


On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 14:02:10 -0600, RANSOM, KENNETH G. (JSC-OC) (BAR)
<kenneth.g.ransom1@jsc.nasa.gov> wrote:
> 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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