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[aprssig] Two Space Stations on the APRS-IS !

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed Mar 14 18:46:41 UTC 2012

Just as a reminder for anyone who missed the earlier announcement of 
what my ISS object is about.  If you send an APRS message to ISS (any 
content), my auto-responder will respond with information on your 
location's next pass.  It works from any station that has recently 
beaconed a position.  You can also send a specific station's 
callsign-SSID as the message content and the next ISS pass for that 
station's most recent location will be returned.  It's a query-on-demand 
server rather than one that pushes objects out all the time even when no 
one is listening.

Even though the ISS object is the only one I'm "flying" with continuous 
packets, you can query any of the popular amateur radio satellites by 
name or SATnnnnn (where nnnnn is the assigned satellite number).  For 
instance, VO-52 just came back on-line with a new transponder so you can 
ask for the next pass by sending any non-callsign-SSID text to VO52.  
Mine just said "AOS 5h03m (2348z) E^14" meaning that in 5 hours and 3 
minutes from now (23:48z) VO-52 will start a max elevation 14 degree pass.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  See also http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:satsrv

On 3/14/2012 2:19 PM, John Ronan wrote:
> On 14/03/12 17:57, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>> If you go to http://aprs.fi/?call=ISS* you'll see that there are any 
>> number of ISS* objects, none of which are actually mine because mine 
>> travels too fast and get's knocked out by Hessu's speed filter.
>> Your 1303 is actually
>> http://aprs.fi/?call=a%2FISS_%201303&mt=roadmap&z=11&timerange=3600&_s=ss_call 
>> or an object being injected by EI3RCW-3 
>> (http://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=EI3RCW-3) who is apparently running 
>> Digi-NED (APND13) which IIRC has some features of tracking satellites 
>> and locally transmitting AOS information for the surrounding area.
> Guilty, apologies I wasn't aware it was annoying anyone.
>> It sure would be nice if all of these folks transmitted such 
>> local-only objects with NOGATE or RFONLY in their paths!
> I've had a quick look and I'm not entirely sure how to send it out via 
> that path.  If anyone knows, feel free to educate me.
> Regards
> John
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