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Sailboat track via ISS



Boat tracking via ISS:

This weekend two Sailboats on a weekend cruise from the Naval
Academy to Norfolk will have APRS aboard and will attempt to 
send their position and status via the packet system on the ISS.

>>Forwarded for Eric / N3EF

> This Saturday, 13 March, two "Navy 44" sloops, coached by
> ...Ted Rogers, KH6JJD,  and  John Kircher, KB3JMI.  will
> depart from [Annapolis] on Saturday, heading for... Norfolk.  
>
> Each  is equipped with a Kenwood D7 HT connected to a laptop, 
> Garmin 152 GPS. They will operate primarily on the national APRS 
> freq. of 144.390Mhz.  During satellite passes they will
> attempt to go through the ISS space station (145.990 uplink, 145.800
> downlink). 
> 
> They are using a 1/2 wave antenna hoisted up ...the mast.
> You can also check their location via the Internet at URLs:
> http://map.findu.com/KH6JJD
> http://map.findu.com/KB3JMI 
>
> Enjoy
> Eric  N3EF
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