[amsat-bb] New Outernet L-Band service...
wa4sca at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 17:26:52 UTC 2016
A couple of hours later, and I also have weather, some basic news, pictures, etc. Reminds me of the
KO-23 pacsat days. Easy to check from my computer, but also my phone. Next step is to come up with a
better and more waterproof mount than the two old textbooks I used.
Scott's collection is good. The basic information is there on the Outernet site, but badly scattered.
<From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
<Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 11:28 AM
<To: Amsat BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
<Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] New Outernet L-Band service...
<From: Alan WA4SCA
<> I Have the plug and play system up and running.
<> Pointing is very uncritical, and the 46 degree elevation nicely clears
<> After 3 hours, the only download is some APRS traffic. ;)
<I was ready to buy the stuff and got too confused. So Scott, K4KDR wrote
<this nice summary:
<I have a link to it on the APRS OUTNET page:
<BIG PICTURE: The bottom line is you build one of these boxes, take it
<anywhere in the world, and it receives the Outernlink downlink and creates
<a WiFi hot spot that any surrounding users in WiFi range can then access
<the downloaded files. In addition to Weather for example are the hourly
<APRS files showing all the Amateur Radio Satellite APRS downlink data.
<And/or any APRS traffic that contains the word OUTNET in it. So anyone
<can send messages anywhere in the world to such users. Then they can use
<APRS on HF or satellites or whatever to reply back. Thus, a possible
<2-way emergency response system.
<Sent via AMSAT-BB at amsat.org. AMSAT-NA makes this open forum available
<to all interested persons worldwide without requiring membership. Opinions expressed
<are solely those of the author, and do not reflect the official views of AMSAT-NA.
<Not an AMSAT-NA member? Join now to support the amateur satellite program!
<Subscription settings: http://www.amsat.org/mailman/listinfo/amsat-bb
More information about the AMSAT-BB