[aprssig] West Coast ISS Igates on 145.825?
Dave at emv.co.uk
Fri Feb 20 03:06:32 CST 2009
Not using RF then Bob? And, wasnt there an announcement some days ago,
that due to workload or something, Amateur workings from the ISS would
be somewhat reduced for a while?... Cant' put my finger on it though..
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Bruninga [mailto:bruninga at usna.edu]
> Sent: 18 February 2009 13:18
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] West Coast ISS Igates on 145.825?
> 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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