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Re: APRS on AO-51



Take a look here! With this interface you will be able to use any PC keyboard!

http://www.coastalchip.com/Kenkey.htm

73 de Sven LA6KJ


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Wilcox / NS1Z" <ns1z@cfl.rr.com>
To: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>
Cc: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 3:21 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] APRS on AO-51


>I did a google search for "D700 & external keyboard" but could find no hits.
> If there is a source for an external keyboard would you please provide a
> link for us. Thank you
> 
> 
> There is even an external Keyboard kit that you can
> plug into the D700 mobile, so that you can type
> messages much faster.
> 
> Fortunately, ECHO has two digitial uplink channels
> for the digital system and so if only one is allowed
> to be shared with APRS users, then the existing
> digital users would not be significanly impacted if
> they then used the other channel when they had
> a critical upload need.
> 
> Also if you send your APRS message to "EMAIL"
> and include someone's email address as the first
> word of the message, then it will get delivered
> by the APRS system too...   This is also fun..
> 
> Hope that helps.
> de Wb4APR, Bob
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Stefan, VE4NSA
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@amsat.org] On Behalf
> Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: June 12, 2005 2:27 PM
> To: kf4otn@ericsatcom.net; pagreen@gmail.com
> Cc: amsat-bb@amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] APRS on AO-51
> 
>>>> 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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