[amsat-bb] Re: APRS on Bernuda and Atlantic

Robert G Oler orbitjet at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 17 19:32:05 PST 2011

There are several US and Bermudian government facilities there which might be talked into an IGATE.  There is a US FAA ARTC L band primary and secondary radar station and an ADS B station that feeds into New York Center.  There also appears to be a Navy ANPS48 turning at the same facility.

Both use fixed satellite links as well as an Iridium backup   There is also a remote comm setup for NY

Robert WB5MZO

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On Dec 17, 2011, at 20:54, "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> The recent Balloon flight over the atlantic was a clear demonstration that there is no APRS IGate on Bermuda leaving about 800,000 square miles of the Atlantic without coverage.
> I've never been there and I assume the old NASA station no longer exists for decades.  What kind of government or other official facility is there where we might be able to convince powers-that-be to insall an IGate?
> It would also be a great place for an unattended ISS ground station... ideas?
> Oh, and what about SHIPS or aircraft?  Does anyone know of any routine back-and-forth asset that travels from USA to Europe and back?  If a ship has internet, maybe we could get it to have an IGate too.
> Bob, WB4APR
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