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[aprssig] GO-32

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Sun May 4 16:09:01 UTC 2008


A D7 is on the shopping list, but my HOA makes reasonable antenna
placement difficult at best.  One of these days I'll move and that
won't be a problem any more.

For now, I'll keep trying to work it from the mobile.  Any pointers on
how to quickly switch my D710 to be ready to operate this way?  Right
now I just have the kenwood programming software with a saved file
with all of the settings, then when I'm done, I just reprogram it back
to my normal settings.

73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R


On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 11:17 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> > Well, 4xtech showed up on the display of my
> > D710 a couple of times, but didn't get a
> > MY POSITION.  I wasn't able to find anyone local to
> > listen out for me.
>
> The good news is that it is easier to see one's self on GO32
> than on the ECHO satellite, because GO32 has a PTT delay some of
> the time.  So your radio will have turned around in time to hear
> your packet come back...  But if you are in the mobile, you
> probably get a good downlink for the center 3 minutes of a good
> high pass.
>
> But you can get in from horizon to hrizon if you are running 50
> watts.  That is why we need LOTS of people Igating the downlink.
>
> The best way to do this is to encourage all D7 owners that do
> not use their D7 routinely, to not just set it in the closet,
> but leave it hooked to your Igate all the time you are not using
> it.  Connect this through a SHORT colx to a 19" vertical whip.
>
> This station will receive GO-32 downlink packets for the center
> 3 minutes of the best two passess per day... And if we have
> enough people doing this (say a dozen over the USA), then at
> least one of them will always have a good chance of hearing each
> packet and feeding the APRS-IS...
>
> And since coax loss is the big bugga... The better way is to ptu
> the D7 up near the antenna and run only the 3 wire RS-232 down
> to the shack...  Then you don't need a pre-amp...
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
>
> > I'll have to give it a shot another time.
> >
> > 73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R
> >
> > On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 6:32 PM, Joseph M. Durnal
> > <joseph.durnal at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Well, it looks like the folks over in Japan are on board.  I
> guess I
> > > can just hope to see a digipeat of my own packet.
> > >
> > > My window should be from about 20:46 to 20:56 EDT.
> > >
> > > I'll see if I can line up someone local to listen out for
> > me as well.
> > >
> > > 73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 5:12 PM, Robert Bruninga
> > <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> > > > >> Yes, this satellite is still active in APRS mode..
> > > > >>> Does this satellite still work for APRS?
> > > > >>> Bob's GO-32 page isn't  dated.  If it is up there,
> > > > >>> are there any more gateways on the ground?
> > > >
> > > > It's the old chicken-egg problem.  Few users, so little
> > > > incentive for people to put up Igates.  But I hope to keep
> > > > pushing it, because it is a great asset and always
> there...
> > > >
> > > > Bob, WB4APR
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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