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Re: APRS on AO-51



Bob, the few times I bothered to have a look at the AO-51 mailbox there
was myself and no more than 3 others in the que at any one time. I agree
that is a pour use of valued accesses. I sent my in my request. 73's <<
John

>>>> Patrick Green <pagreen@gmail.com>
>>Yes, I've suggested [APRS on ao-51] a couple of times.
>>I'm certainly interested. I have a TH-D7A so I can use it
>>without hauling out any special equipment.
>
> I think that is what is so exciting about APRS via AO-51
> is the ability to send and receive digitial QSO' and Email
> anywhere on the planet from your shirt pocket with no
> wires and nothing else but the HT and a charged battery.
>
> I dont think anyone but the most ardent remote/isolated
> traveler uses ECHO digital mode while mobile or portable,
> mostly because there is nothing to do.  You don't really
> do anything in real time.  In ECHO digital mode, you
> prepare your outgoing files before hand and then after
> the pass you check to see what you got.  Kinda like the
> internet.  No real operations involvement.
>
> But if they would enable APRS to share the 9600 baud
> digitial channel, then while 10 people fight it out on the
> FM voice transponder for qso's, maybe 50 to 60 ore more
> people could be exchanging APRS messages in real time;
> at the same time.
>
> I have asked for statistics on how many digital users
> there really are on the 9600 baud file server, but haven't
> heard any response.  PCsat when it was working was
> handling about 60 people per pass (at 1200).  Echo
> could double this at 9600...
>
> Just a thought.
> de WB4APR, Bob
>
> On 6/10/05, Eric Christensen <kf4otn@ericsatcom.net> wrote:
>> I'd like to suggest that APRS be supported as an experimental mode on
>> AO-51.  With as much traffic that NO-44 and NO-45 saw during their
>> lives (and still see today), there should be quite a few users that
>> would enjoy this mode.
>>
>> Anyone else interested in this???
>>
>> 73s,
>> Eric KF4OTN
>> kf4otn@amsat.org
>> http://www.ericsatcom.net
>>
>> Project OSCAR Member
>> AMSAT-NA Member: 35360
>> AMSAT Eastern North Carolina Area Coordinator
>>
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