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[aprssig] Fwd: PCSAT-1, PCSAT2 Joint operations.

Bruce Coates bruce.coates at Sasktel.net
Wed Mar 8 22:38:02 UTC 2006


Hi Bob

Great!  I just want to be sure what path to use for a dual hop.

Thanks

Bruce - VE5BNC
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 4:13 PM
Subject: [aprssig] Fwd: PCSAT-1, PCSAT2 Joint operations.


> PCSAT-1 just entered full sun and should be OPS
> NORMAL for the next week for sure, and a few
> weeks beyond that if not overloaded.
> 
> During this period, PCSAT2 will be shifted to its
> 145.825 downlink so that both birds are operating
> on the same frequency.  This will give users on
> 145.825 an APRS link capability over 12 passes per
> day combined and some rare dual hop opportunities.
> 
> 1) Un-attended beacons are NOT authorized
> 2) Operations in the Dark are NOT authorized
> 3) Human contacts only.  One packet per minute typical
> 4) This will start after 1830z on 9 March.
> 5) Report seeing any 2 hop telemetry from one
>    spacecraft to the other.
> 
> Of course the more that transmit, the FEWER the
> success potential.  Concentrate on seeing how many
> people you can SEE.  THe most efficient way to make
> a two-way contact for this event is:
> 
> 1)  send a QSL packet with a list of all calls you have copied.
> 2) Look for the QSL list from another station with your call.
> 
> That's a two-way as defined in APRS for this event,
> (though not by ARRL contest rules  But those rules are
> inefficient on a one-to-all network like an APRS satellite).
> 
> Bob Bruninga, WB4APR
> USNA Satellie Ground Station
> 
> 
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