[aprssig] Satellite positions: FREQUENCY

Greg Dolkas ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 22:54:51 CDT 2011

+1 vote from me.  I think we can do a whole lot more with a single generic
name for the autoresponder, and put interesting stuff in the message
(command) we send to it.  Much better foundation for this sort of thing,
beyond just satellites.  Think about how the email, email-2, and especially
winlink (wlnk-1) services work.  They're autoresponders too...

Greg  KO6TH

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:46 AM, Pete Loveall AE5PL Lists <
hamlists at ametx.com> wrote:

> This makes the most sense to me.  Instead of creating an autoresponder for
> every satellite (yes, there are only a couple of interest today but that has
> not always been the case and, hopefully, won't be the case in the future),
> have an autoresponder with a station "callsign" of SPACE-IS or something
> similar where the text of the message would be the satellite(s) of interest
> or something like "near" for any within X minutes of being in view.  The
> autoresponder would reply back with a standard message to the requesting
> station that is numbered requiring an ack from the requesting station.
> This eliminates the requirement to know special "callsigns" except for the
> single autoresponder.  It also presents flexibility in message parsing
> without requiring the autoresponder to beacon meaning that the messages
> should be passed to APRS-IS by any proper IGate that saw the query
> originating station.  It would also allow for objects to be created if
> desired without the detrimental effect of having "stations" jumping around.
>  While the objects would not be gated to RF under standard IGate
> configuration, that would not be necessary if the purpose is for "mobile
> stations to know when a satellite will be in view" since that would be
> contained in the message text and Internet connected stations would see the
> objects for their more elaborate displays.
> 73,
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> pete at ae5pl dot net
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lawrence LaBranche
> > Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 1:21 AM
> >
> > Would it be possible to send a message to a generic "sat" or "space" to
> find
> > out the nearest target? Then once the name is known, the user could then
> > send another msg to find out detailed info.
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