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[aprssig] West Coast ISS Igates on 145.825?

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Wed Feb 18 16:23:13 UTC 2009


I'll be happy to put one up if I can come up with an antenna.  Is ISS 
the only thing still worth listening for?  If I wanted to get fancy I 
could probably have PREDICT calculate what's coming up next and switch 
frequencies automatically...

Scott
N1VG

Bob Bruninga wrote:
> What happened to the West Coast ISS Igates?
> 
> The other day I was doing a demo for my class and the ISS was approaching the West Coast for one of those symetric passes over the northern USA and Canada.  I told my students to watch the map and the packets from the APRS-IS (internet System) on www.ariss.net as the ISS came in view of CA, OR and WA.
> 
> The ISS came right over the west coast, not a single packet appeared on the APRS-IS until the ISS was over the Great Lakes and an IGate in the Northeast started gating.
> 
> Admittedly, it would have been a low horizon pass for LA and San Diego, but any other IGate all the way up to Seattle should have received it.  So I wonder are we dependent on only one IGate in the whole western USA and it was down that day?
> 
> Bob, WB4APR
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