[aprssig] QIKcom Satellite Modes?

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sat Feb 21 13:14:17 CST 2015


Just curious, what frequency will it be operating on?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

On 2/21/2015 12:32 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>
> APRS Satellite operators:
>
> We are delivering our next APRS satellite (QIKcom-1) next week and it 
> will have a mission life of maybe 6 months.
>
> It is a very quick reaction short fuse opportunity so we are simply 
> going to fly an APRS digipeater (TinyTrack4) supporting the three 
> digipeater aliases of ARISS, APRSAT and WIDEn-N but it will operate at 
> 4 Watts RF power and be easily heard on any HT..
>
> It has no other CPU on board and so it flies with only the fixed 
> settings set before launch.
>
> But we do have an A/B switch which can be used to switch between two 
> bank settings.
>
> I just cannot think of any neat must-do ideas for how to use the other 
> bank settings.
>
> The host spacecraft has plenty of power, so there is no need for low 
> power options… (they can simply turn us off if needed).  Telemetry is 
> a boring Volts, current, and two internal temps.  The settings in bank 
> 0 are now:
>
> DIGIPEATER:  ON
>
> ALIASES:          ARISS, APRSAT, WIDEn-N
>
> BTEXT:              USNA-W3ADO APRS Satellite every 2 minutes
>
> TELEMETRY:   every 1 minute.
>
> I just cannot think of any use for a separate bank settings?
>
> If you have ideas of how to use the A/B settings let me know.
>
> Bob, WB4aPR
>
>
>
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