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[aprssig] RE: WA3NAN: STS-122 Retransmissions, Launch and Lunch

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Feb 5 19:59:31 UTC 2008

> "Liftoff is scheduled for Thursday at 2:45 p.m. EST."
> 1. Which retransmission bands will be up for the
> launch...

A real beneficial addition to the GSFC retransmission operations
for all mobiles in the region would be a radio and TNC on 144.39
with the callsign of WA3NAN.  The beacon text would be set to
once every 10 minutes.  The beacon would say:

>147.45 MHz Shuttle  audio

This would flash on all D7, D700's in VA, MD and DC as:

147.45 MHz

And anyone with the new D710 can then tune it in with the press
of just the single "TUNE" button.

This TNC can be powered up with a relay connected to the main TX
switch so that whenever retransmissions are in progress, this
beacon is going out to all operators in the region!

Remember, APRS is supposed to be an information resource to the
mobile operator, not just vehicle tracking!


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