[aprssig] Solar Plane: Leg 4: Flight St. Louis - Washington - Friday!

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jun 14 10:04:51 CDT 2013


I was thinking the "forece operator" would look at the map and see a
MOBILE in the area and send a message from SOLAR1...  Hummh... that
might not work either.... hummh...

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 10:52 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
<ldeffenb at homeside.to> wrote:
> On 6/14/2013 10:32 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>
>> A laborous way to at least get some through Might be to periodically
>> send a message to someone live in the area of each IGate and hope that
>> the courtesy posit will be beaconed once.  Lynn, wont that do at least
>> something?
>>
>
> Probably only if I change the SOLAR1 from an object to a true station posit
> and send the theoretical message from SOLAR1, preferably just before a
> position update.  I suspect that the APRS-IS servers don't forward the
> message "courtesy posit" for objects, but only actual source stations.
>
> I'll give it some thought, but it's really a moot point until they get their
> satellite data feed back online.  The plane hasn't moved or updated
> telemetry values for over 3 hours now.
>
> I did tell them in their Twitter feed that it's awfully hard to spot an
> airplane flying if you don't have an updated location as to where it
> actually IS!
>
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
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