[amsat-bb] Re: RK3KKPK?

Stefan Wagener wageners at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 17:00:39 PST 2012

Some mysteries are meant to be unsolved........ :-)

Stefan, VE4NSA

On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM, Andre <sats at pe1rdw.demon.nl> wrote:
> Op 28-1-2012 0:58, Bob Bruninga schreef:
>> The TOCALL of RK3KPK could also be a Mic-E formatted packet at a
>> Latitude of 3K 3K.0K in the format DD MM.mmN where message bits
>> determine if the digit is a digit in the call or a letter. But in my
>> quick look, I don't see any way that a "K" can appear. The letters P
>> though Y can appear if the message bits are set. And the letters A
>> through J can appear if a CUSTOM message is set. But I don't see a way
>> for K to be set. Though someone may have a glitch in their Mic-E
>> encoding algorithm. But then since this is a Kantronics, it would not
>> be generating a Mic-E packet anyway... So, close but no-cigar... Maybe
>> Lynn who has coded Mic-E more recently than I can see it... Bob, Wb4APR
> it's not likely to be a mic-e packet because it is not an UI frame but an UA
> frame, in this case an ackowladge to a SABM frame or connect request.
> RK3KPK connected the digi, but that does not solve who RK3KPK is and why he
> did it.
> 73 Andre PE1RDW
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