[aprssig] Clueless HF Beacon Received!
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Thu Aug 12 22:29:24 CDT 2010
Even wierder, the point of entry into the APRS-IS (igate) is purportedly in
Findu raw packet: Raw packet:
Can we really believe propagation on 30 meters is good enough to get from the
central Pacific to central Europe in one hop?
On 8/12/2010 8:24 PM, Steve Noskowicz wrote:
> And doing 125.9 MPH
> Findu says:
> Position of ZS1TA-9 --- 523.0 miles northwest of GALAPAGOS IS., EQUADOR --- Report received 6 minutes 50 seconds ago Course: 120.0 Speed: 125.9 MPH
> 73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
> --- On Thu, 8/12/10, Stephen H. Smith<wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
>> I have been seeing this station turn
>> up (direct) on my 30-meter HF receive setup in Los Angeles
>> the last several nights.
>> 19:59:41R ZS1TA-9>APRS,WIDE1-1,WIDE Port=2<UI C
>> /025932h/N at o&5bqKY[?_
>> Assuming the beacon IS valid, he is a sailboat in the
>> Pacific about 900 miles west of the coast of Ecuador.
>> [ Time is local time Pacific Daylight Time. VOAprop
>> DOES suggest that 30 meters should be reasonably open to
>> that part of the world from here at this time.]
>> 1) What is he doing expecting the path with
>> WIDEn-N to do on HF???
>> 2) I wonder how many local WIDE1-1 fill-in
>> digis he is encountering on the high seas of the Pacific?
>>> Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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