Thanks Lynn. I will take your advice and listen for a while and read the documents while I am listening.
Congratulations on the SOTA. Thats a great accomplishment.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <kj4erj@...> wrote:
> On 5/29/2012 7:28 PM, lenkf5elb wrote:
> > I am at the main APRSIS32 Screen and press Control O. I even tried control Shift O. I get a message that says that "Satellite Forcasting is only supported in Development Mode". What is development mode?
> Development mode: http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:development-version
> > What is RF port log? The only thing I see close to it is "Enables/Logging/PortPackets". Or, "Enables Logging, FT-1900R" Which is my port.
> The latter is what is being referred to. You'll have to Enable it as
> well on its own menu bar. Although, Enables / Ports / Log All is a good
> idea too as it will create a dated *.PKT file containing every received
> > I have some assumptions to get clarified:
> > What I am attempting to do is a SATO like Lynn did over the weekend. Is that correct?
> No, you're just trying to use the ISS as an APRS digipeater and bounce
> your packet through it using a path of ARISS instead of WIDEn-N (1-1 or
> 2-1 or 2-2).
> > What satellite did Lynn use. Is there one better than the ISS?
> I (Lynn) didn't use a satellite for SOTA, but a 6,600+ foot mountain
> peak and an HF rig. SOTA is Summits On The Air
> > The ISS is revolving around the earth. I am assuming other satellites are stationary?, like a cable satellite. Would they be easier to go through and attempt a QSO or SATO?
> None of the amateur radio satellites are in geosynchronous orbit. They
> all have passes when your QTH is located within their RF footprint as
> they go by overhead.
> > I appreciate the help. I feel like I have been dropped into the middle of a lake and am trying to swim in 2 different directions. So, if I get to be a bother let me know. I would like to understand this better though.
> Satellite ops is just yet another facet of our (seemingly infinitely)
> faceted hobby. Keep asking questions and you'll get answers, but by far
> the easiest thing to do first is just check Enables / Ports / Receive
> Only and then tune your APRS radio to 145.825 and listen for a bunch of
> hours or maybe a whole day. Somewhere in there, you'll likely copy
> packets FROM the ISS which is a good starting point in building up
> towards transmitting your own packets THROUGH the ISS.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32