[amsat-bb] Re: PCSAT Recovery status

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Dec 12 11:02:19 PST 2008

> Would it be possible to allow some 
> other responsible person, perhaps 
> on an other continent, to command it ?

Yes, I have some very goood volunteers in HI, JP, NZ, AU that do
try also.  But only the hawaii station has no QRM, but
unfortunately he also can only use a hand held ARROW antenna on
the side of the road, (or through his roof if it is raining) and
so he has not been very successful.

There are not many OSCAR sattellite class stations on Hawaii
since there is no one to talk to..

BUT, I just did a magnetic pole map of the world and realize
that even though the -Z panel points down in the southern
hemisphere, there is a possiblity over New Zealand.  I think one
of our volunteers may give it a try tonight.

See the new plots on the www.aprs.org/pcsat.html web page.

> 73, Dave. G1OCN
> AMSAT UK 5766
> Portland. Dorset. 
> IO80SM
> -----Original Message-----
> From Robert Bruninga
> Sent: 12 December 2008 14:56
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Cc: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: [amsat-bb] PCSAT Recovery status
> PCSAT Recovery Status:
> Still no joy on recovery.
> Still too many unattended stations overloading
> the bird while we are trying to command it.

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