[OZAPRS] AO51 (Echo Satellite) Digipeater Trial Test

Richard Hoskin (VK3JFK) vk3jfk at wia.org.au
Sat Dec 24 18:00:05 EST 2005

AO51 is now available for trial as an APRS Digipeater so give it a go.

Note however that currently there are no Satellite Gatways in this part of
the world to feed signals to the APRS-IS.



Message: 13

Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 21:19:51 -0600

From: "Michael Kingery" <mkingery at centurytel.net>

Subject: [amsat-bb] AO51 Digipeater Trial Test


The Digipeater function on AO-51 has been turned on for a "Trial Test

Session".  The test may be paused at any time.  Please keep your digi

packets down to a reasonable level as this is a shared resource.  We are

using one uplink, so the PBBS users and digi users are going to be on the

same uplink frequency.  This is not the 10 watt plus transmitter that is

the ISS.  It will take a higher gain receiving station to hear the 9k6

signal of AO-51.  You will not need a strong signal for the uplink though,

as AO-51 hears very well. Note that the uplink and downlink are both at



Downlink:  435.150 FM 9600 baud

Uplink:  145.860 FM 9600 baud

Digipeater Callsign: PACB-1 


If you are using TlmEcho there is a bug in the program regarding the

Digipeat Status display.  That has been fixed in the new version, and a

number of new features added as well.  I will do my best to have the out

the next day or two.  I have a few more things to verify on it.  I will

a note here when it is available.


For the time being, if you monitor the 9k6 downlink you can use the LSTAT

status message to verify that the digipeater is turned on.  If the message

contains "d:1", then the digi function is enabled.  If it contains "d:0"

digi is turned off.


I want to personally thank Jeff, KB2M, and Gould, WA4SXM, for their help

testing the digipeat function.



Echo Command Station

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