[amsat-bb] Re: Advertising Shuttle Retransmission Faclities on APRS

James French w8iss at wideopenwest.com
Wed Oct 1 16:54:52 PDT 2008


Can the old Caller ID boxes still decode this as you used to have posted
on one of your MANY webpages? I haven't had any luck relocating that
page again. I don't have a need for a new Kenwood yet so that is the
reason I am asking.

James W8ISS
 On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 22:25 -0400, Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > Unfortunately, I fear you have been misled...
> > APRS...[gives] full tactical situational 
> > awareness... Satellite's-in-view/frequencies/doppler...
> Ah, I found the old web page on the APRSdata engine that puts
> out the local satellites-in-view to all mobile APRS radios in
> the area showing the satellite in view, updated every minute on
> the front panel of the radio:
> 1) Direction and distance to the bird
> 2) Downlink and uplink frequency
> 3) Current doppler for your location
> 4) Direction of movement in the sky
> And if you have the D700 voice unit, the radio will speak
> OSCAR-X HIGH, or OSCAR-X LOW as it moves across the sky... So
> you don't even have to look at the display.
> See the web page: http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/APRSdata.html
> Only one person per region needs to run this, and it updates all
> mobiles for the surrounding hundred miles.  You never have to do
> satellite tracking again, yet you will be alerted to any
> satellite in view while  you are mobile.
> This program is over 10 years old, and someone should update
> this for Windows...  And with a slight change in format, the new
> D710 will automatically tune it.  I cannot make the changes,
> since I lost the source code years ago.
> Bob
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