[amsat-bb] A suggestion for Experimenter's Wednesdays on AO-91
mccardelm at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 14:11:31 UTC 2017
It seems to me that the limiting factor for using LEO satellites as an Emergency Response of any scale, would the short amount of time of a given pass and the limited number of usable passes a day over an area needing the response. I’m not sure experimentation would find ways around this limitation. But of course experimentation is just that.
Perhaps we need to get out of the box for how Experimenter’s Wednesdays work. What modes can we adapt? Can we incorporate an educational initiative, similar to ISS school contacts? Remote control APRS messaging as Mark Spencer demonstrated with MAREA? I know these seem like we are limiting contacts to just a few people, but they can reach hundreds of students and introduce satellite and radio enthusiasm to another generation of school children and millennial.
EMike McCardel, AA8EM
Rotating Editor AMSAT News Service
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> On Dec 15, 2017, at 1:26 AM, Mac A. Cody <maccody at att.net> wrote:
> I'm embarrassed to say that I've never done anything personally with NBEMS. What I
> knowabout it isfrom a presentation at my radio club. We have had a group that was
> experimenting with NBEMS on the club repeater. Don't know whether they are still
> doing it, though. They weren't using any special interface between radios and
> computers - speaker output to microphone input in both directions. I'd like to try
> NBEMS on the FM birds simply as a way of experimenting with using LEO birds for
> emergency response.
> As you mentioned, there is a lot of sites out there describing how to use NBEMS using
> Fldigi/Flmsg. I have not seen anything specific, yet, regarding to using NBEMS over
> a satellite. I'm sure that there are attendant challenges and opportunities doing so.
> Doppler shift and signal quality will be the main challenges. MT65 appears to be the
> modulation scheme of choice. Full duplex operation would be helpful, as you could
> monitor your own signal to verify its quality and how well the message got through.
> I'll have to investigate further.
> Mac Cody - AE5PH
>> On 12/14/2017 11:38 PM, Scott wrote:
>> I've always been curious about NBEMS as well, Mac.
>> There is a fair amount of info on the subject online, but could you point me to any particular orientation how-to that might be geared to someone using it in a more informal setting such as how we might use it via an FM satellite?
>> -Scott, K4KDR
>> -----Original Message----- From: Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)
>> Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 12:29 AM
>> To: Mac A. Cody
>> Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
>> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] A suggestion for Experimenter's Wednesdays on AO-91
>> Now that's a good idea. Otherwise, Wednesdays on AO-85
>> could be called SSTV Wednesdays, if that's the extent
>> of "Experimenter's Wednesdays" for that satellite. I would
>> be inclined to try NBEMS, something I've never used.
>> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
>> Twitter: @WD9EWK or http://twitter.com/WD9EWK
>>> On Thursday, December 14, 2017, Mac A. Cody <maccody at att.net> wrote:
>>> If, as you stated, SSTV has run its course, maybe Experimenter's
>>> Wednesdays on AO-85 could be changed to experiment with EMCOMM using
>>> NBEMS, thereby keeping AO-91 as free as possible. Once that has
>>> run its course, then move on to another experiment. That would
>>> keep things fresh. I think a report on each experiment would be an
>>> interesting series of articles in the AMSAT Journal. I think
>>> continuous experimentation is a good thing!
>>> Mac Cody - AE5PH
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