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Re: Sending message to ISS

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  • lenkf5elb
    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
    Message 1 of 21 , May 29, 2012
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      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.

      Len KF5ELB

      --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "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
      > packet.
      >
      > > 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
      >
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