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Fwd: Re: Re: Packet VIA MIR while backpacking in Denali - Alaska?



Gee, there's always FO-20!

              -- Mike


--- Bob Bruninga <bruninga@nadn.navy.mil> wrote:
> Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 15:49:08 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@nadn.navy.mil>
> To: ritz <ritz@eecs.wsu.edu>
> CC: sarex@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: Re: [sarex] Re: Packet VIA MIR while
> backpacking in Denali - Alaska?
> 
> Sorry Ritz,
> 
>    I just ran a track of MIR and you will only see 3
> passes a day from
> middle alaska, and although you would have 100%
> access to the MIR
> digipeater, and could communicate with anyone
> throughout the southern half
> of Alaska for almost 5 minutes or more, you will
> only have a few minutes
> per pass when you might be able to get packets in
> while it is also in view
> of Washnigton state and Northern Calif.
> 
> If you could get anyone else in Alaska to play with
> you, you would almost
> have your own private satellite for those 3
> passes... and could easily
> communicate with them.  But you may only have 2
> mins, 3 mins and 2 mins or
> less for the 3 passes to the USA...
> 
> Be sure you are on the SE side of any mountain and
> can see all the way
> down to the horizon...
> 
>    It will sure be fun, and I am sure that some in
> the Wash State will
> listen for you, but it would be more fun if you
> could find some other
> players further north...
> 
> bob
> 
> 
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