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Re: Why do so many people send ISS packet listing.. -- A solution?



On 7/30/01 8:50 AM Delbert Matlock (delbert@matlock.com) wrote:

>Down the road, it is possible to imagine automated receiving stations that 
>pump data directly into the database.  All a user would need to do is go 
>to the site and enter a call sign and location.  Up would come a list of 
>receiving stations and their distance information.
>
At present there are at least 5 full time stations sending their live ISS 
data to the APRS Internet System, and from there into the findu.com 
database. Many others occasionally send their data to the system. While 
this system isn't set up to do exactly the query you are asking for, it 
comes pretty close, look at:

http://www.ariss.net

With APRS, the focus is on the information itself, not the path, so the 
APRSIS does not track the receiving station. Still, the important part of 
this contact is the user getting heard by ARISS, and as long as the 
echoed packet is heard by at least one Internet Gateway, it will appear 
on the page. Knowning how many ground stations heard the echo and where 
they were located is not all that useful.

Steve K4HG

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