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

Kim - ac7yy ac7yy at comcast.net
Sun Jul 8 04:29:22 UTC 2012


Will have it fixed tomorrow 

Kim - AC7YY
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On Jul 7, 2012, at 8:21 PM, "Stephen H. Smith" <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

> Another junk ISS object is now appearing on the APRS-IS.  It's being originated by a tactical call ("CNTRLA") with no real call at all in the original RF packet.
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> CNTRLA>APND14,UCAPK,WIDE2-2,qAR,AC7YY-15:
> ;ISS_ 1808*080242z0045.06N\04147.77ES035/999 AOS at 08-07 08:07 LOC
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> AOS at 08-07 08:07 LOC
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> OWNER:  CNTRLA
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> Seems to be info of only local interest since it is announcing AOS and LOS for some unknown location.
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> It's position is THOUSANDS of miles off from the actual location of the station.   Further, it is including a wildly inaccurate velocity (999 Knots - probably the field in his software was limited to three digits) that is a fraction of the actual velocity of the ISS, causing it's dead-reckoned position to be wildly off.
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> I am puzzled how the object name  ("ISS_ 1801")  managed to have a space in it --  .  I though objects had to be unbroken strings.
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