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[aprssig] GO-32

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun May 4 16:14:25 UTC 2008


Save the satellite configuration into a PM.  Maybe PM 5.  THen
when you anticpate GO-32 passes (they are the same time every 9
days, so a simple list of 9 times on the dashboard will work for
months)...  Just select that PM.  

For normal operation, press any other PM...  Bob 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Joseph M.
Durnal
> Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 12:09 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] GO-32
> 
> 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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