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Re: AO51 Digipeater Trial Test

The current digi callsign is PACB-1.

73 Jeff kb2m

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Kingery" <mkingery@centurytel.net>
To: "Amsat List" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.ORG>
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 10:19 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] AO51 Digipeater Trial Test

> The Digipeater function on AO-51 has been turned on for a "Trial Test
> Session".  The test may be paused at any time.  Please keep your digi
> packets down to a reasonable level as this is a shared resource.  We are
> using one uplink, so the PBBS users and digi users are going to be on the
> same uplink frequency.  This is not the 10 watt plus transmitter that is 
> on
> the ISS.  It will take a higher gain receiving station to hear the 9k6
> signal of AO-51.  You will not need a strong signal for the uplink though,
> as AO-51 hears very well. Note that the uplink and downlink are both at 
> 9600
> baud.
> Downlink:  435.300 FM 9600 baud
> Uplink:  145.860 FM 9600 baud
> If you are using TlmEcho there is a bug in the program regarding the
> Digipeat Status display.  That has been fixed in the new version, and a
> number of new features added as well.  I will do my best to have the out 
> in
> the next day or two.  I have a few more things to verify on it.  I will 
> post
> a note here when it is available.
> For the time being, if you monitor the 9k6 downlink you can use the LSTAT
> status message to verify that the digipeater is turned on.  If the message
> contains "d:1", then the digi function is enabled.  If it contains "d:0" 
> the
> digi is turned off.
> I want to personally thank Jeff, KB2M, and Gould, WA4SXM, for their help 
> in
> testing the digipeat function.
> 73 KE4AZN
> Echo Command Station
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