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[aprssig] Fwd: [amsat-bb] AO51 Digipeater Trial Test

Patrick Green pagreen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 16:07:09 UTC 2005


Was new software loaded onto ECHO to accommodate this test?  I thought that
digi wasn't possible.  I hope this is successful

73 de Pat --- KA9SCF

On 12/20/05, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>
> APRS digipeater enabled on ECHO (AO-51)!
>
> This is a 9600 baud digi that can be hit with any Kenwood D7
> or D700 radio.  Just set to 9600 baud, TX on 145.860 and RX
> on 435.300.  It will be difficult to receive without a beam most
> of the time, but everyone will get 2 passes a day nearly overhead
> which will be receivable on their mobile.  This is a test.  So
> it is important that we see if this works.
>
> But like any digi, the MORE that use it the less effective it
> is.  Here are my suggestiosn:
>
> 1) If you uplink, please set a UNIQUE SSID so that if you are
> successful, that it will be retained at FINDU.  Do not use that
> SSID terrestrially or it will overwrite any successes you may have.
>
> 2) Set your rate to 1 minute.
> 3) We need good statiosn with beams to IGate the dowlink so
> that those of us without good downlinks can see any successes
> on FINDU.
>
> I'm in alabama helping my folks, so I cannot play.
> de Wb4APR, Bob
> w many of you will participatie in this
> test.  My thought
> The Digipeater function on AO-51 has been turned on for a "Trial Test
> Session".  The test may be paused at any time.  Please keep your digi
> packets down to a reasonable level as this is a shared resource.  We are
> using one uplink, so the PBBS users and digi users are going to be on the
> same uplink frequency.  This is not the 10 watt plus transmitter that is
> on
> the ISS.  It will take a higher gain receiving station to hear the 9k6
> signal of AO-51.  You will not need a strong signal for the uplink though,
> as AO-51 hears very well. Note that the uplink and downlink are both at
> 9600
> baud.
>
> Downlink:  435.300 FM 9600 baud
> Uplink:  145.860 FM 9600 baud
>
> If you are using TlmEcho there is a bug in the program regarding the
> Digipeat Status display.  That has been fixed in the new version, and a
> number of new features added as well.  I will do my best to have the out
> in
> the next day or two.  I have a few more things to verify on it.  I will
> post
> a note here when it is available.
>
> For the time being, if you monitor the 9k6 downlink you can use the LSTAT
> status message to verify that the digipeater is turned on.  If the message
> contains "d:1", then the digi function is enabled.  If it contains "d:0"
> the
> digi is turned off.
>
> I want to personally thank Jeff, KB2M, and Gould, WA4SXM, for their help
> in
> testing the digipeat function.
>
> 73 KE4AZN
> Echo Command Station
> ----
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Michael Kingery" <mkingery at centurytel.net>
> To: "Amsat List" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 21:19:51 -0600
> Subject: [amsat-bb] AO51 Digipeater Trial Test
> The Digipeater function on AO-51 has been turned on for a "Trial Test
> Session".  The test may be paused at any time.  Please keep your digi
> packets down to a reasonable level as this is a shared resource.  We are
> using one uplink, so the PBBS users and digi users are going to be on the
> same uplink frequency.  This is not the 10 watt plus transmitter that is
> on
> the ISS.  It will take a higher gain receiving station to hear the 9k6
> signal of AO-51.  You will not need a strong signal for the uplink though,
> as AO-51 hears very well. Note that the uplink and downlink are both at
> 9600
> baud.
>
> Downlink:  435.300 FM 9600 baud
> Uplink:  145.860 FM 9600 baud
>
> If you are using TlmEcho there is a bug in the program regarding the
> Digipeat Status display.  That has been fixed in the new version, and a
> number of new features added as well.  I will do my best to have the out
> in
> the next day or two.  I have a few more things to verify on it.  I will
> post
> a note here when it is available.
>
> For the time being, if you monitor the 9k6 downlink you can use the LSTAT
> status message to verify that the digipeater is turned on.  If the message
> contains "d:1", then the digi function is enabled.  If it contains "d:0"
> the
> digi is turned off.
>
> I want to personally thank Jeff, KB2M, and Gould, WA4SXM, for their help
> in
> testing the digipeat function.
>
> 73 KE4AZN
> Echo Command Station
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