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Re: [aprssig] APRSdata update

On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Alex wrote:

> Funny...you weren't all that receptive to that idea when I told you that
> I would build support for other sats into my APRS sat tracker
> software.....or that I didn't want to limit its use to just the D7 and
> D700 radios.....  73's ... Alex

Huh?  I think you are confusing APRSdata with APRStk.?  or I am not sure
of what point you are trying to make..

I added this HF Satelliite feature so that there would be NO MORE objects
added to the channel.  I still feel that is a very important principle...
to keep the QRM down.  What I added was just these HF birds as one more
entry into a single packet already being transmitted.  Ergo, no additional
channel load.

Again APRSdata is only a "tiny-web-page-server" to the front panel
displays of the D7 and D700 to present satellite info to mobile users.  To
my knowledge there are no other radios with this capability...  If there
are, then by all means, go for it..

Remember, APRSdata does not CONTROL the radio.,  It is only a
TINY-WEB-PAGE-SERVER... to others...

I think you are thinking about APRStk which is the automated ground 
station for the D7 and D700 so that mobile or home stations can just
monitor all dozen FM satllites with only an OMNI antnena.. If you would 
like to program that for other radios, then I think that is a GREAT idea.
Go for it...  we need it...  But I think WISP already does all that...

 > > 73s,
> --Alex
> Bob Bruninga wrote:
> > 
> > APRSdata predicts satellite passes and transmits them as APRS OBJECTS on
> > 144.39 to the front panel of all D7 and D700 mobiles in the area.  This
> > way mobile ops do not need any tracking software, yet their radios will
> > alert them to passes in view that they can work with the FM mobile rig.
> > See what the front panel looks like on the WEB page below.
> > 
> > But last night I realized that several people have HF rigs in their
> > vehicles and can easily receive the RS-13 and RS-15 downlinks too.  So in
> > this latest APRSdata, I have made it so you can include these in the
> > DX-LIST schedule packet separately from marking them for transmission once
> > a minute when they are in view.
> > 
> > Since these birds are in view almost twice as long as the FM birds, I
> > did not want to add additional OBJECT QRM to the channel.  But by simply
> > adding them to the once every-10 minute SAT-SKED packet, there is no
> > impact.
> > 
> > I also took new photos of the D7 and D700 to show what these objects look
> > like to the mobile operators.  THink of the front panel of these radios as
> > a TINY-WEB-PAGE viewer of real-time information.
> > 
> > See the new pages         http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/satinfo.html
> > See APRS SATELLITES       http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/astars.html
> > 
> > de WB4APR, Bob
> > 
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de WB4APR@amsat.org, Bob

See my APRS LIVE pages    http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/aprs.html
See APRS SATELLITES       http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/astars.html
See MIM/Mic-E/Mic-Lite    http://www.toad.net/~wclement/mim2.htm

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