[amsat-bb] Email via The ISS

Chris Maness chris at chrismaness.com
Wed Jan 4 17:19:44 PST 2012

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>> KQ6UP>BEACON,ARISS: <UI>:     :EMAIL    :kq6up at kq6up.org  > > This is a test of ISS mail.
> That is a good APRS email packet.  But the3 next lines indicate
> that you were CONNECTING to RS0ISS and not remaining in UI mode.  If y ou are connected, then you get the "crew not available" text, and you will not be able to see any digipeates for your APRS beacon while you are connected.
> APRS and the ISS digipeater have nothing to do with connections.  CONNECTIONS to or via satellties are VERY inefficient and should never be used (normally).
> Bob, Wb4APR

The person connected was not me, it was N7HQB:

RS0ISS-4>N7HQB: <<UA>>:

Thanks for checking over my work.
 I see that my terrestrial email test worked.  I got:

This is a test of email via APRS.

 Date     : 2012-01-05 01:12:39 UTC
 From     : KQ6UP
 To       : KQ6UP at KQ6UP.ORG
 IGATE    : N6EX-3

OpenAPRS.Net Message to Email Gateway

Looks Iike I am good to go.  I just need to keep trying :o)

Chris Maness

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