[amsat-bb] Re: Email via The ISS

Chris Maness chris at chrismaness.com
Thu Jan 5 10:44:11 PST 2012

On Jan 5, 2012 8:36 AM, "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> APRS Email Format:
> >>>> KQ6UP>BEACON,ARISS::EMAIL    :kq6up at kq6up.org  This is a test of ISS
> mail.
> Yes, that is correct APRS message format for an Email
> >> How do I send email on 144.390?  Is the same way
> >> as I would send via the ISS?
> > yes, you could replace the via path with WIDE2-2,
> > that should show if you are getting recieved as wel.
> That will work just about anywhere in the western hemisphere on 144.39 or
> Europe on 144.800.
> > Does this system limit my emails to one a day or something?
> > My last terrestrial test did not seem to work via wide2-1.
> Any APRS packet you send can be verified that it was pickedup via the
> APRS system by simply going to http://APRS.FI and entering the callsign.
> that station has never sent a position report, then APRS.FI will say "no
> position known" but that does not mean that it did not capture the message
> packet.  To see other packets fromany station, click on Other-views/Raw
> packets and then enter the callsign on that page and you should see your
> packet within seconds (if it was heard)..
> Whether it gets delivered by actual email is a separate issue.  I just
> it and got the email within less than a minute.
> If you have an APRS radio all the formatting is done for you.  Just send
> APRS message to EMAIL and the first word of the message must be an Email
> address.
> Send it on 144.39 VIA WIDE2-2
> Send it on 145.825 via ARISS
> Good luck
> Bob, Wb4APR

Thanks, Bob.  It worked perfectly.  I am sorry I did not get a chance to
report back, but I had company come over right after the pass.  Very
exciting, but my wife did not understand the significance of what I had
done -- even though it means I would be able to email her from anywhere
when I am out exploring.


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