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[aprssig] Clueless HF Beacon Received!

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Aug 13 03:29:24 UTC 2010


  Even wierder, the point of entry into the APRS-IS (igate) is purportedly in 
Austria!

Findu raw packet:  Raw packet: 
ZS1TA-9>APRS,WIDE1-1,WIDE,qAR,OE3YCB-4:/031412h/NAS,5b2QY_?_

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
>> Len=21>:
>> /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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