[amsat-bb] Advertising Shuttle Retransmission Faclities on APRS

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Sep 29 14:45:40 PDT 2008


To Shuttle rebroadcasters:

Many people do not monitor your Shuttle Retransmission
frequencey all the time, and so, may not remember that the
Shuttle is in orbit.  Therefore, a TNC should be connected to
the Retransmitter that activates an APRS beacon on the local
APRS channel whenever it is keyed.  This APRS beacon will alert
all mobiles on the front panel of their APRS radios in range
that the retransmission is in progress.

We need to get this info out to all volunteer rebroadcasters...
This web page shows how to use just an old TNC and no special
software to format the beacon so that it shows all the relevant
information right there on the front panel of the mobile APRS
radios:

http://www.aprs.org/On-Air-beacons.html

This technique also applies to all re-broadcasters of the
Newsline, RAIN report, ARRL Audio file, and any other general
info nets that need to be heard by all radio amateurs.

APRS is your universal real-time ham radio information channel.
If you have info to share, beacon it on APRS live.  Monitor APRS
and see what is happening in your area.

Bob, WB4APR 



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