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Re: Advertising Shuttle Retransmission Faclities onAPRS



> Can the old Caller ID boxes still decode 
> this as you used to have posted on one of 
> your MANY webpages?  I haven't had any 
> luck relocating that page again.  

Wow, I hardly remember that.  I think they were 1200 baud
straight ascii and not AX.25 packets.  I cant find any such page
either...

> I don't have a need for a new Kenwood yet 
> so that is the reason I am asking.

Any old TNC going back 20 years can be used to TX these
announcements when your Retransmission is on the air.  They can
also be used to receive it if you are running any APRS software.
But few people run full APRS mobile with a PC anymore, since the
Kenwoods, Yaesu, and HAMHUD radios/devices make nice small
displays...

Bob, WB4APR

> =====
>  On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 22:25 -0400, Bob wrote:
>> > Unfortunately, I fear you have been misled...
>> > APRS...[gives] full tactical situational 
>> > awareness... Satellite's-in-view/frequencies/doppler...
>> 
>> Ah, I found the old web page on the APRSdata 
>> engine that puts out the local satellites-in-
>> view to all mobile APRS radios in the area 
>> showing the satellite in view, updated every 
>> minute on the front panel of the radio:
>> 1) Direction and distance to the bird
>> 2) Downlink and uplink frequency
>> 3) Current doppler for your location
>> 4) Direction of movement in the sky
>> 
>> And if you have the D700 voice unit, the radio 
>> will speak OSCAR-X HIGH, or OSCAR-X LOW as it 
>> moves across the sky... So you don't even have 
>> to look at the display.
>> 
>> See the web page:
http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/APRSdata.html
>> 
>> Only one person per region needs to run this, 
>> and it updates all mobiles for the surrounding 
>> hundred miles.  You never have to do satellite 
>> tracking again, yet you will be alerted to any
>> satellite in view while  you are mobile.
>> 
>> This program is over 10 years old, and someone 
>> should update this for Windows...  And with a 
>> slight change in format, the new Kenwood D710 
>> will automatically tune it.  I cannot make the 
>> changes, since I lost the source code years ago.
>> 
>> Bob
>> WB4APR

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