[amsat-bb] Thanks Bob ref Puerto Rico

Armando Mercado am25544 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 30 13:08:27 UTC 2017

Thanks for the post Bob.
The people in PR are going rough times right now.

-Armando N8IGJ

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:18:16 -0400 
From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> 
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Subject: [amsat-bb] APRS Links to Puerto Rico via ISS 
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The chances are slim that someone in Puerto Rico has an APRS HT, but the 
potential exists for such an APRS user to be able to get APRS messages out 
during at least 4 passes a day over the Caribbean.


The quick sketch above shows that SATgates in most of the southeast can get 
a few minutes of access times.

Another circle shows that Florida Satgates can get maybe 4 passes a day of 

So if you have a good satgate, make sure it is up and antennas pointing 
southeast if needed.

The live terrestrial plots of Puerto Rico show everything is off the air:


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