[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Access from remote areas

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Jan 24 21:08:49 PST 2009

> I will be climbing Kilimanjaro next month. 
> Are there any options now to use my HT 
> and packet to store and forward  a 
> short message that someone could download 
> when the satellite is over the US or  
> one that could forward a message through 
> an internet gateway once it is over  
> Europe?  Please feel free to reply to me directly.

If the ISS is in packet mode and is in view of both Tanzania and Europe at the same time, it will work.  PCSAT returns to full sun in Feb, and we may be able to get a full recovery though for the full sun period last month in Dec, we failed a recovery for the first time.

Also PCSAT has a store and forward system for APRS packets where someone in a remote area of the world can send a packet and his packet will be repeated as a beacon around the world once every few minutes just for this application.  But we never really used this feature since the only place where APRS users are, there are also IGates.

Bob, Wb4APR

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