[aprssig] aprssigk Digest, Vol 141, Issue 1

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>    1. Re: Any plans for APRS at Hamvention this year? (Scott Miller)
>    2. Re: [amsat-bb] Free content from six satellites via       Outernet
>       (APRS?) (Robert Bruninga)
>    3. Re: [amsat-bb] Free content from six satellites via Outernet
>       (APRS?) (Emile)
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org>
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Cc:
> Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:16:46 -0800
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Any plans for APRS at Hamvention this year?
> I think I'm going to skip it again this year.  We've been too busy with
> non-ham projects.  I'm finally getting some time to get back to APRS stuff
> (and I've got a new EE working for me who's taking on some of the simpler
> design work, plus an Android developer) so we're going to be doing some
> modernization of the whole product line. Maybe next year we'll have more
> stuff to show at Dayton.
>
> Scott
> N1VG
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> On 2/29/2016 5:51 AM, Robert Bruninga via aprssig wrote:
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>>
>> Yes,
>>
>> If anyone wants a few minutes of time at the APRS forum, please let me
>> know so we can finalize the forum plans.
>>
>> Bob,Wb4APR
>>
>> *From:*aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org <mailto:
>> aprssig-bounces at tapr.org>] *On Behalf Of *Andrew P. via aprssig
>> *Sent:* Sunday, February 28, 2016 9:06 PM
>> *To:* aprssig at tapr.org <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>
>> *Subject:* [aprssig] Any plans for APRS at Hamvention this year?
>>
>> Greetings, all.
>>
>> Just randomly curious as I'm starting my planning for the expedition to
>> Dayton. Anyone know of anything special planned? Has Bob started organizing
>> his forum yet? etc., etc.
>>
>> Andrew, KA2DDO
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Cc: Thane Richard <thane at outernet.is>
> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 10:45:39 -0500
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] [amsat-bb] Free content from six satellites via
> Outernet (APRS?)
> Free content from six satellites via Outernet (APRS?)
>
> We should find someone to work with the OUTERNET folks to add an amateur
> radio channel to their downlink.  Their satellites could provide
> connectivity to 99% of amateur radio operators on earth.  In addition, Ham
> Radio can bring to OUTERNET an uplink capability that they currently don't
> have.  And the uplink can be from the same remote areas where there is no
> service...
>
> How?  Like this.  They simply take the APRS packet data stream from the
> global APRS Internet System (APRS-IS) and stream it in their downlink for
> hams.  Then hams anywhere on earth can transmit traffic via HF back into
> the
> system.  Since the APRS-IS is one of the world's largest HF
> receiver-diversity receiver networks in the world, then a packet
> transmitted
> from almost anywhere on earth has a reasonable chance of being heard at
> least once at least somewhere and interjected back into the network, where
> it gets to the OUTERNET and then in the downlink.
>
> The only question, is the atrophy of our HF IGates?  Years ago, the HF
> channel on 10,147.2 MHz had receivers all over the world.  I have not
> listened much recently, but maybe there is still a viable network there.
> And if not, maybe we could re-invigorate it if it meant global APRS
> connectivity for ham travelers and hams in remote areas.  An HF packet
> transmitter can be as small as a cigar box and solar powered.
>
> Has anyone tuned in the OUTERNET downlink?  I have heard anyone with
> OUTERNET's free ORxPi software and a Raspberry Pi can get the OUTERNET
> content when plugged into a DVB-S tuner.
>
> Then there is of course the arm-chair-lawyers concern of  rebroadcast of
> amateur radio content on a non-ham network?
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Thane
> Richard
> Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 1:22 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Free content from six satellites via Outernet
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> My name is Thane and I lead content and business development at Outernet.
> Some of you may be aware of us but I suspect most are not. I am writing
> this
> email to introduce Outernet to AMSAT.
>
> Outernet broadcasts a DVB-S signal
> <https://wiki.outernet.is/wiki/Coverage_and_transponder_settings> from six
> different satellites covering 99% of humans on Earth. We created this
> information service to reach the 4.3 billion people who do not have
> Internet
> access and designed it to overcome the problems the Internet presents,
> namely download speed and recurring cost. Our datacast is completely free
> to
> receive, our bitrate is 90 Kbps (~1 GB/day of content), and you can even
> build your own receiver with a Raspberry Pi <http://store.outernet.is/>.
>
> Right now, the content we send is curated by us and a group of editors but
> we are working on a Reddit/Wikipedia/YouTube mashup where the contents of
> our broadcast can be decided publicly. Currently, we broadcast Wikipedia,
> 30,000+ ebooks, PLOS One journal articles, Khan Academy, CK12 textbooks,
> music from SoundCloud, and more.
>
> I want to invite this community to be involved in Outernet and help us
> build
> this project. Our current focus is on developing channels to get devices
> into schools and generally into countries/areas where Internet penetration
> is very low.
>
> Our forum <http://discuss.outernet.is> is very active with users and
> Outernet staff. Please stop by!
>
> Avidly,
> Thane
>
> --
> Thane Richard <https://twitter.com/thanerichard>
> Content and Business Development Lead
> Outernet <http://outernet.is/>
>
> *Outernet in the press:* WIRED
> <http://www.wired.com/2015/07/plan-beam-web-3-billion-unconnected-humans/>
> ,
> Inc.com <http://www.inc.com/dev-aujla/a-library-for-all.html>, TechCrunch
> <http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/13/outernet-joins-the-space-race-for-intern
> et-accessibility/>
> , Gizmodo
> <http://gizmodo.com/what-is-the-outernet-and-is-it-the-future-of-the-inter
> n-1659647614>
> , BBC <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29593734>, CNN
> <http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/tech/internet-for-everyone/>, Fast Company
> <http://www.fastcolabs.com/3027663/all-about-google-loons-low-cost-space-b
> ased-competitor-outernet>
> , LA Times
> <http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-g-outernet-explained-201
> 40808-htmlstory.html>
> , Motherboard
> <http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-the-outernet-plans-to-broadcast-free
> -internet-from-space>
>
> Our receiver, Lighthouse, is now available! To show how revolutionary
> Lighthouse is, we installed one in a remote school in Uganda. Watch the
> video here <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlQFoGK1aWQ>.
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Emile <emile at tobeatic.org>
> To: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>, TAPR APRS Mailing List <
> aprssig at tapr.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:36:00 -0400
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] [amsat-bb] Free content from six satellites via
> Outernet (APRS?)
> Bob,
>
> In a similar vein, I came across the lx9ses site that retransmits the aprs
> traffic around Luxemburg; via the Astra satellite.
>
> http://www.rlx.lu/qso/repeaters/aprs/160-lx9ses-aprs-sat-gateway.html
>
> I reached out to them quite recently (17.02.2016) and here was the reply:
>
>      A Raspberry PI connects here on site
>      to one of the main APRS servers and
>      forwards all reports around Luxembourg
>      (radius = 1200km if I remember well)
>      to the satellite IP gateway.
>
>      So most of Europe is transmitted by
>      satellite!
>
>      The service is running, I see data,
>      but I have not checked it for some time.
>
> Seems a variation of what your talking about is in test?
>
> Emile,
>
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