[aprssig] APRS Satellite mode
noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 11 14:01:04 CDT 2011
--- Bob Bruninga wrote, in part:
> > My original concept was poorly stated here.
> > I was thinking ... of just a "satellite message" mode.
> > So I guess it's better to call it a Camping Battery
> > Saver Satellite Message Mode....
> It is impossible to tell by decoded packets whether the
> channel throughput is low because no one is on, or that the
> throughoput is low because EVERYONE is on.
> Bob, Wb4APR
Ah yes. I believe I understand.
Sat hears nothing ... or Sat hears nothing but collisions and is unable to decode anything. IN either case ground station hears nothing from Sat.
Hmmm. Interesting probem.
Sounds like a fix is to beacon when hearing nothing, but make it often enough to 'catch the sat in a pass' in hopes of being decoded... (sorry Mr. Battery. (;-)
[Or have a pass schedule with you or in the software...]
Thanks, 73, Steve, K9DCI
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