[amsat-bb] Inmarsat & AVI's Satellite Data-Relay Service (and APRS)

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Feb 25 21:15:16 UTC 2017

> Interesting concept of GEO and LEO integration.
> http://www.space.com/35801-satellite-data-relay-service-exit

For what it is worth, APRS is doing something somewhat similar (but the
reverse) on Ham radio (and of course, free)....

We have a Ham APRS channel on 3 GEO Inmarsat birds giving us outbound
delivery everywhere on Earth with a simple raspberry pi receiver (except
upper alaska)  Then we use the 3 APRS LEO satellites to give the return
channel to any ham anwyere on earth with his APRS handheld radio.

A neat system, ... though, looking for an application .... as usuall ;-)

See http://aprs.org/outnet.html


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