[amsat-dc] Re: SimSat-3 Balloon Announcement & Invitation
stefan_wagener at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 30 15:00:35 PDT 2007
The author I assume was Bob. At a minimum he pointed me to the old mac
software. I am not sure if he has resurrected it or ported it to another
platform with that feature added. Surely would be nice and some folks said
it should be very straight forward. However, I have so many projects on the
go (like most folks) I just don't have the time and energy to learn how to
program with the exception of some basic Stamp 2 programs for our balloons.
Hope this helps.
All the best and congratulations on your great effort. Folks like you are
From: Pat Kilroy [mailto:Patrick.L.Kilroy at nasa.gov]
Sent: July-30-07 4:50 PM
To: Stefan Wagener
Cc: bruninga at usna.edu; 'Pat Kilroy'; amsat-dc at amsat.org
Subject: Re: SimSat-3 Balloon Announcement & Invitation
Have you contacted the author and asked him about the possibility of added
your requested feature?
At Monday 09:02 PM 7/23/2007, Stefan Wagener wrote:
>This is a fantastic teaching and learning tool, especially for K-12 kids.
>Keep it up!
>I am still looking for a piece of software that will take the live APRS
>data from the balloon via UIView32 and convert it into Az/EL for
>antenna tracking for an LVB tracker (Yaesu GS232A) or an EA4TX interface
(ARS win or DDE).
>Is there anyone who can write such a short program?
>Actually, I am willing to pay for the program within reason.
>And yes, I know that an old version of MACAPRS was doing something like
>that, however that doesn't help at all, since we don't use Macs or have
>the program or can use with the above mentioned interfaces.
>From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
>Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
>Sent: July-23-07 5:11 PM
>To: 'Pat Kilroy'; amsat-dc at amsat.org
>Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org; AMSAT-EDU at amsat.org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: SimSat-3 Balloon Announcement & Invitation
>On Wed 25 July, AMSAT volunteers will launch an APRS balloon (simulated
>satellite) SIMSAT from the DELMARVA penninsula near Salisbury Maryland.
>East coast launches are rare.
>Midday on Tuesday some low-power 433.92 MHz "cricket-sats" may also be
>launched. See the web page:
>AMSAT volunteers will operate an HF net also on 3860 KHz during the
>launches. Local coordination will be on the 146.82 repeater (PL 156).
>WB4APR-9 will be the primary tracking chase vehicle. Winds are light
>and maybe it will fall on land. If it goes to sea, we have no boats
>This is all N8PK, Pat Kilroy's project, so also watch his mobiles and
>APRS posit N8PK-9.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org
> > [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Pat Kilroy
> > Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 6:52 PM
> > To: amsat-dc at amsat.org
> > Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org; AMSAT-EDU at amsat.org
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] SimSat-3 Balloon Announcement & Invitation
> > I AM LOOKING FOR AN AMSAT MEMBER to
> > help set up and operate a ground station at the AMSAT Lab in
> > Pocomoke City, Md. The task is to receive simple telemetry and to
> > participate in the radio net covering one or both high-altitude
> > balloon missions carrying Amateur Radio on Tuesday, July 24 and on
Wednesday, July 25.
> > For lots of background information about the SimSat-3A and SimSat-3B
> > flights please go to
> > The SimSat Announcement Page at:
> > http://www.patkilroy.com/simsat
> > See also the complete Task List for operators to participate either
> > from home or at our launch site on the eastern shore.
> > What do you think?
> > A ground station at the AMSAT Lab supporting a SimSat flight would
> > provide good, positive visibility to AMSAT.
> > Please give me a call and I'd be glad to explain what can be done at
> > the lab, however simple. The event will be quite educational.
> > Could be quite a lot of fun too!
> > 73 de
> > Pat N8PK
> > for SimSat
> > Patrick L. Kilroy
> > Integration & Test (I&T) 301-286-1984 Voice
> > NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 301-286-1673 Fax
> > Building 5, Mail Code 568 Patrick.L.Kilroy at nasa.gov
> > Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/
> > "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
> > - Albert Einstein
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Patrick L. Kilroy WK
Integration & Test (I&T) Manager 301-286-1984 Voice
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 301-286-1673 Fax
Building 5, Mail Code 568 Patrick.L.Kilroy at nasa.gov
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 http://patkilroy.com/simsat/
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