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Fri Jul 16 12:45:06 UTC 2010


Looks like he has a commercial locator system as well:
http://shiptrak.org/?callsign=3DZS1TA&filter=3D60

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 73, Steve, K9DCI   USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)




--- On Thu, 8/12/10, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

> From: Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
> Subject: [aprssig] Clueless HF Beacon Received!
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010, 10:14 PM
>  I have been seeing this station turn
> up (direct) on my 30-meter HF receive setup in Los Angeles
> the last several nights.
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> 19:59:41R ZS1TA-9>APRS,WIDE1-1,WIDE Port=3D2 <UI C
> Len=3D21>:
> /025932h/N at o&5bqKY[?_
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> Assuming the beacon IS valid, he is a sailboat in the
> Pacific about 900 miles west of the coast of Ecuador.
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> [ Time is local time Pacific Daylight Time.=A0 VOAprop
> DOES suggest that 30 meters should be reasonably open to
> that part of the world from here at this time.]
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> 1)=A0 =A0 What is he doing expecting the path with
> WIDEn-N to do on HF???
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> 2)=A0 =A0 I wonder how many local WIDE1-1 fill-in
> digis he is encountering on the high seas of the Pacific?
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> EchoLink Node:=A0 =A0 =A0 WA8LMF=A0 or
> 14400=A0 =A0 [Think bottom of the 2M band]
> Skype:=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 WA8LMF
> Home Page:=A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 http://wa8lmf.net
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> NEW!=A0 =A0 *** HF APRS over PSK63 ***
> =A0=A0=A0http://wa8lmf.net/APRS_PSK63/index.htm
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> Universal HF/VHF/UHF Antenna Mounting System
> =A0 http://wa8lmf.net/mobile/UniversalAntMountSystem.htm
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> "APRS 101"=A0 Explanation of APRS Path Selection &
> Digipeating
> =A0 http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
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