[amsat-bb] Re: Email via The ISS

Chris Maness chris at chrismaness.com
Thu Jan 5 11:36:35 PST 2012

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 11:23 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.
>> Thanks, Bob.  It worked perfectly... it means I would be
>> able to email her from anywhere when I am out exploring.
> Yep, anywhere on the planet except the poles assuming:
> 1) There are enough IGates listening on 145.825
> 2) The ISS APRS Digipeater continues to work.
> Bob

As far as that is concerned.  I am Physics teacher.  Due to budget
cuts, I was bumped down to the middle school this year.  I am hoping
to land a job as the Physics teacher at the new high school opening in
our district.  If I get it, I will be in search of STEM grants to get
for my students and I to build a pico sat.  If this is doable, I would
have digital capabilities in the forefront of my mind.  Heck, building
a bird with a simple digi does not seem like it would be SUPER hard.

Bob, I have actually met you in person and the AMSAT symposium in San
Diego.  That was a few years ago.  I think 1999 or 2000.  I was so
impressed by the PacSats I learned a ton about Linux and networking
trying to decode those sats with software (I was too poor to afford
the hardware at the time).  It is good to correspond with you again.

Chris Maness

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