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[aprssig] AO-Echo satellite

Eric Christensen kf4otn at ericsatcom.net
Sat Jun 4 14:07:48 UTC 2005


You sure Bob?  I was told, when I asked, that the software would only
support PACSAT protocol and would not support the digipeating of UI
packets.

73s,
Eric KF4OTN
kf4otn at amsat.org
http://www.ericsatcom.net

Project OSCAR Member
AMSAT-NA Member: 35360
AMSAT Eastern North Carolina Area Coordinator 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Robert
Bruninga
> Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 08:59
> To: rrochte at gpacademy.org; aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] AO-Echo satellite
> 
> >>> rrochte at gpacademy.org 06/03/05 11:06 PM >>>
> >Does Echo have any role in APRS, either now or planned for 
> the future?
> 
> Good question.  The ECHO system is entirely capable of 
> digipeating APRS 9600 baud packets, and the D7 and D700 are 
> entirely capable of transmitting 9600 baud APRS packets 
> (single Menu selection).  Also the 9600 baud channel on ECHO 
> is not fully loaded.
> 
> Thus in my mind, our request to enable APRS digipeating is 
> furstratingly being ignored.  But their responses over the 
> years have been along the lines of:
> 
> Nobody but Bob has asked for it.
> Its not popular
> why would anyone want to send their position when you can 
> look it up on QRZ.com Maybe someday when we get around to it 
> there are technical reasons (not elaborated)
> 
> And the neat thing about it, is that it can be turned on full 
> time even in parallel with all other activities at no expense 
> to any other users...
> 
> Very frustrating.
> I think I will send an AMSAT email to se what they are saying 
> this year.
> 
> Bob
> 
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