[aprssig] New APRS Satellite (QIKCOM-1 a GO for this Friday AM) CORRECTION

Kenneth Finnegan kennethfinnegan2007 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 17:29:48 CDT 2017


Well, no; if you want people to be only trying to get digipeated by
QIKCOM-1, they should set their path to "QIKCOM-1". I just wanted to make
sure APRSAT was still a thing and that we should be documenting it.

Kenneth Finnegan

On Oct 26, 2017 14:28, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> Drats, Good catch!
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> Everyone, please set your path for QIKCOM to be VIA APRSAT instead of
> ARISS so as to only hit QIKCOM-1 and not hit both that and ARISS at same
> time.
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>
> Bob, WB4APR
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>
> *From:* Kenneth Finnegan [mailto:kennethfinnegan2007 at gmail.com]
>
> Ø  I thought APRSAT was the generic satellite alias.
>
> Does QIKCOM-1 not support that alias as well?
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> On Oct 26, 2017 13:11, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>
> QIKCOM-1 should deploy from the ISS Friday at 0920 UTC or so attached to
> the SIMPL spacecraft.  It is an APRS digipeater just like the ISS and
> supports the alias of APRSAT and also the same ARISS alias as the ISS
> digipeater.  But only use APRSAT for these first passes until they
> separate on orbit.  At 4 Watts, it will be 10 dB stronger than PSAT(84)
> and about the same power level as ISS and should be easy to receive on the
> 145.825 downlink.
>
> We ask all potential IGates to check your ground stations and make sure
> they are ready to IGate packets during those initial orbits from all over
> the globe.  If you do not have an IGate, just capture packets and email
> them to  qikcom1 at gmail.com until we see that everything is making it to
> the APRS-IS.
>
> The downlink should be available on the original http://pcsat.findu.com
> and also on http://59.167.159.165/satreporter/index2.html
>
> Being released from ISS, QIKCOM-1 will of course have the same Elements
> and tracking info as ISS until they begin to separate.  This means passes
> over the USA every 90 minutes beginning at 0630 EDT in the Southeast and
> ending after 1440 PDT in Southern California.
>
> Web page:  http://aprs.org/qikcom-1.html
>
> As usual, QIKCOM-1 is not intended for UNATTENDED BEACONS.  It is designed
> for Live Operations and experiments only.
>
> For the initial passes, do not attempt 2-way contacts.  Just set your
> STATUS text to indicate your TX power and antenna type and transmit at 1m
> intervals ATTENDED  as described on the web page during these first few
> orbits.  This way we can get statistics on uplink quality.
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
> Student Satellite Mentor
>
> US Naval Academy
>
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