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[aprssig] Another Junk ISS Object on the APRS-IS

Steve Daniels steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk
Fri Dec 21 19:39:26 UTC 2012

M3EAV is within RF range of myself, will see if I can contact and get it


Steve Daniels

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From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Stephen H. Smith
Sent: 21 December 2012 18:57
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: [aprssig] Another Junk ISS Object on the APRS-IS


On 12/21/2012 1:45 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:

I have definitely not seen any evidence of activity on 145.825 for the last
day or two here in central Michigan.   View my satgate UI-Webserver page at:




You will also notice a junk ISS object being gated to the APRS-IS by M3EAV.
It's not only off by about 2000 miles, it's being gated onto RF with a path
of RELAY,WIDE3-3 !!   Further, it's announcing the station's speed as being
1149 MPH when it's more like 17,000 MPH.   (I guess it's the limitation of
the APRS speed field being limited  to 999 Knots.)    It does though make
for an impressively long but totally bogus leader on the satellite symbol.
Actual packets are:

@  Out of Range, ETA 18:47

;ISS (ZARY*211834z2157.87N\07954.15WS039/999@  Out of Range, ETA 18:47

What is the point of announcing  "ETA 18:47" to the whole world without even
stating from where or what time zone ?????



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