[amsat-bb] Re: RE NO-44 "worked" with HT and Elk

Greg D ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 19:01:42 PDT 2012

Congrats, Betsy,

If you want to take it to the next level, send an APRS message to 
"email", with your email address as the first "word", and watch it drop 
into your in-tray on the other end. That means that you can send email 
to anyone on the planet from anywhere on the planet, even if you're out 
backpacking far from civilization. It's great when "civilization" passes 
overhead several times a day, and you've got the technology and skills 
to access it.

Did this through the ISS a few years back, standing on my front lawn 
with my Kenwood D7 and a whip antenna.

Greg KO6TH

transbets at gmail.com wrote:
> HI
> This is for Wayne, W9AE
> I apologize if I was a bit vague, but I was dancing around my living room
> and quite excited.
> I "worked" NO-44 by digipeating packet data to the satellite and got a
> confirmation on the sat board that it heard me.  I can't seem to get a
> solid ack back from it so I did not send a message to another user.
> However,  I saw that somebody sent me a message but it didn't come
> through...my radio never heard it.  I am only working 5 watts with an HT.
> I hope this clears things up a bit.  I'm new at this myself so that was my
> first NO-44 contact.  Still dancing around and have made two more contacts
> since then.
> 73,
> Elizabeth (Betsy)
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