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Re: iPhone APP for Sat Tracking



Then what shall we call this new facility?

Brother of cell phone perhaps. :-)



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From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
Behalf Of John Heaton
Sent: 12 November 2008 16:55
To: AMSAT-BB
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: iPhone APP for Sat Tracking

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On 12 Nov 2008, at 16:36, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>> ... is there a specific APP for the
>>> iPhone for Sat Tracking?
>>
>> I'm building one. I'll be ready for
>> a few alpha testers before much longer,
>> I hope.
>
> Great!  And if I could be so bold as to suggest...
>
> Maybe, since your APP will know where it is, and since it will
> probbly know the callsign of the user, then would you also
> consider having your APP send out a PACKET to first.aprs.net (or
> whatever is the best APRS server) so that then anyone in ham
> radio community can see where he is an can communicate with that
> person by callsign alone?

With all that happening on the iPhone, the actual Amateur Radio part  
seems a bit redundant.

Bye for now, John
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