[amsat-bb] Speaking of APRS (and PSK31)

skristof at etczone.com skristof at etczone.com
Thu Aug 3 14:38:38 UTC 2017

Thank you Bob and Patrick. I was not aware of the DK3WN website. I'll
check that out. 

As I am soon to be retired, PSK31 via NO-84 may be just the kind of
project I need to keep me out of trouble! 

Steve AI9IN

On 2017-08-03 10:30, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> So, while digipeater is off, now is a good time to play with PSAT (NO84's)
> PSK31 transponder which we try to always keep on.
> Bob, WB4APR
> -----Original Message-----
> From:  Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Speaking of APRS
> Probably the closest thing to a status report on the health of NO-84 is
> available from Mike DK3WN:
> http://www.dk3wn.info/p/?cat=254
> DK3WN is one of the command stations for NO-84, and he is able to switch
> on the APRS digipeater when he feels the satellite can handle it. His last
> blog entry related to that satellite was from last week, where he
> commented that "digipeater should remain off". Along with his web site,
> DK3WN is also on Twitter as @DK3WN where he also posts information related
> to NO-84. If you're not on Twitter, you can read his tweets in a browser
> at:
> http://twitter.com/DK3WN
> In terms of APRS digipeaters operating on 145.825 MHz,
> NO-84 is off, ISS is down, and from an earlier -BB post it looks like
> QIKCOM-1 (another satellite with an APRS transponder on 145.825 MHz):
> http://aprs.org/qikcom-1.html
> has been delayed in its deployment from the ISS. We'll have to be
> patient...
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
> Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
> On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 7:04 AM, <skristof at etczone.com> wrote:
>> Thanks.
>> I was hoping for a little more long-term outlook with respect to NO-84.
>> As best I can tell from clicking on the satellites that have links,
>> there are no other satellites that have APRS transponder capabilities.
>> Is that correct?
>> Steve AI9IN
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