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[aprssig] GO-32

Joseph M. Durnal joseph.durnal at gmail.com
Mon May 5 00:36:32 UTC 2008


It is a good thing I didn't have a vox radio within 300 feet of me.  I
let out one heck of a woohoo when I got the MY POSITION response from
GO-32!

No findu results :(

Now it is time to setup that PM!  Well, as soon as I get the camera to
take a snapshot of the display!

73 de Joseph Durnal NE3R

On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> 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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