[amsat-bb] Re: volunteering (Mobile Satellite Predictor)
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Oct 21 06:04:45 PDT 2009
>> RESULT: Every mobile everywhere that is in
>> view of a satellite, even without any prior
>> planning, will be alerted to a satellite
>> in view... right there on the front panel
>> of his APRS radio.
> ... I am one in total agreement... I am one of
> those... Operators... transmitting current
> satellite positions on a local network,
> in my case via digi_ned on our local UHF APRS
> alt-net running on 440.800Mhz at 9.6kbaud
> within a portion of NWAPRS coverage area
> (Puget Sound).
What would be neat is a survey of how many other locations are
doing this. One way to do it is to watch the APRS-IS for AO51
objects and see where they are coming from. Of course, they
will all overwrite and replace each other, but if one monitors
over a reasonable period, then we might see each such system in
turn when the AO51 is overhead.
Would you have time to watch the APRS-IS and see if you can find
other systems doing this? Then we can make a MAP of the world
where this information is available and encourage others to
consider putting it out.
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