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[aprssig] West Coast ISS Igates on 145.825?

Phil - AD6NH ad6nh_lists at dslextreme.com
Wed Feb 18 17:09:18 UTC 2009


I was thinking of doing the same sort of thing.  I'll see what I can 
come up with this weekend.

73
Phil - AD6NH
www.aprs2.net

Scott Miller wrote:
> 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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