[amsat-bb] Why is my location packet not showing on the PCSAT reporter, but it is on findu.com map?
Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Wed Dec 9 05:16:48 UTC 2015
Your location showed up on both http://www.ariss.net/ and
http://aprs.fi/WD4ELG coming through via RS0ISS. Good
Some of your other questions...
When NO-84's packet beacons show the call as PSAT-1, the
145.825 MHz APRS digipeater is off. The "APOFF" is also
an indicator of that. PSAT = NO-84. ARISS is recognized
by the ISS and NO-84 packet digipeaters. The 6-character
destinations are not important for APRS, as long as you
have a valid path for terrestrial or space operations.
Sometimes that destination identifies the radio or TNC
being used at that station.
When you see NO-84 packet beacons from PSAT, this means
the digipeater on 145.825 MHz is active. More about this
satellite is available at http://www.aprs.org/psat.html
NO-44 has been in orbit for 14 years, and is barely
working when in sunlight. I was able to use it for packet
QSOs about a year ago. It was originally designed to
recognize packets sent via ARISS, but now that doesn't
work. More information about NO-44 is available at
http://www.aprs.org/pcsat.html and its activity picked
up by gateway stations can be seen at the same page as
NO-84 packet activity: http://pcsat.aprs.org/
NO-44's beacons are showing up again, but the PCSAT web page
now states that digipeating via its call sign W3ADO-1 is not
Good luck, and 73!
On Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 4:27 AM, Mark Lunday <wd4elg at triad.rr.com> wrote:
> No report shown:
> Report that I sent to ISS during the 09 DEC 0400 UTC pass
> Email message that I sent via ISS:
> Test email
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