[amsat-bb] PCSAT NO-44 packet Active during daylight?
spatrickfay at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 01:34:45 UTC 2016
I knew it was off on the first and is supposed to be off on the 6th. It
looks like theres been some activity even just a few hours ago, so I'm
hoping. I have been digipeated before and I am ready to make my first QSO.
I run a wouxun kg-uvd1p 5w ht and a moblinkd tnc. I have an arrow II sat
handheld antenna and I use aprsdroid or aprsis/32 depending on what I want
to futz with. Now that I have been digipeated on both . I am planning on
using the aprsis/32 with autohotkeys to make my one handed typing a little
easier. I am gonna try the NO-84 and ISS this weekend. I did not know the
path was different for PCSAT NO-44 so I realllllllly appreciate it cause at
least now that I know that I wont be wondering why I had NO JOY if i had my
path set wrong the whole time.
Ill be AA0AN-7 so if your active and you see me. Message me please! cause
I'm gearing up for my packet based WAS.
On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 8:10 PM, JoAnne Maenpaa <k9jkm at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi Sean,
> NO-44 is active only in sunlight ... with a caveat that it needs a good
> illumination angle on its solar cells. I've been digipeated twice this week
> via NO-44 on ascending passes over North America. I've had better luck with
> NO-44 northbound up and out of the USA when it has been in sunlight long
> enough. The downlink is weak and sounds a bit off frequency and FMing with
> the strain but one or two digipeats are still attainable per pass. Watch
> http://www1.findu.com/cgi-bin/pcsat.cgi for status. It is W3ADO-1 and
> PCSAT-11 mixed in with all the PSAT messages on this page. Set UNPROTO CQ
> VIA W3ADO-1.
> NO-84 PSAT is active on packet. It seems it's downlink signal and wondering
> perhaps it's receive sensitivity are gradually getting weaker compared with
> signals a week ago. The downlink packet log at
> http://www1.findu.com/cgi-bin/pcsat.cgi will show satellite digipeater
> status (plus any packets you get digipeated). When you see PSAT]APRSON it
> means the NO-84 digipeater is active. Set UNPROTO CQ VIA ARISS for NO-84.
> The status of ISS packet depends on the on-board activities. It was OFF
> during the recent EVA. Packet seems to have been re-enabled until Tuesday's
> undocking manueuvers. Watch http://www.ariss.net/ to see how recently
> packets have been digipeated to guess it's status. Set UNPROTO CQ VIA ARISS
> or UNPROTO CQ VIA RS0ISS (your preference, both work).
> 73 de JoAnne K9JKM
> k9jkm at amsat.org
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of sean fay
> > Sent: Friday, September 02, 2016 7:23 PM
> > To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] PCSAT NO-44 packet Active during daylight?
> > Hello all,
> > I just got gifted a long holiday weekend and I plan to celebrate my free
> > time by trying to make some QSOs on the ISS digipeater and I was
> > if NO-44 PCSAT was still active for AX.25 packet work during the daylight
> > hours?
> > Could someone give me the scoop on its activation status and if it is
> > active , if there is regular use of it during active times?
> > Thanks and at least keep a look out for me on the ISS and try to QSO if
> > do see my packet being sent
> > Sean
> > AA0AN/EM29
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