[amsat-bb] Re: Malaysian airliner puzzle

Joe Fitzgerald jfitzgerald at alum.wpi.edu
Thu Mar 27 10:40:41 PDT 2014

> " As to the question about retaining the data, you can think of it as
> meta data similar to what the cellphone carriers collect about cellphone
> calls. They don't record and save you conversations but they do record
> information about origination, destination,time, duration and type of
> call.

They sure do that, as it has value for network utilization, billing etc. 
I bet (a small bet anyway) my cell phone carrier doesn't save receive
frequency data accurate enough to determine what direction I am driving

Maybe they do though.  We are considering similar functionality for the
Fox telemetry software, but of course we have a vested interest in knowing
where our spacecraft is.

-Joe KM1P

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