[OZAPRS] ISS Packet system down....

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Tue Aug 1 12:42:42 AEST 2017


What os are u running on your pine64 ? 

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> On 1 Aug 2017, at 12:17 pm, Liz <liz at billiau.info> wrote:
> QTR Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:45:27 +0930 Terry, VK5ATN QTC
>> For me the challenge of working the ISS is in utilizing an orbital
>> pass which offers the highest likelihood of hearing my signal and the
>> digipeated signal (if it exists) being captured by the available
>> Igates.  As far as I am aware, there are none operating in SA.
>> Igates are available on the west cost of the continent, and in the
>> east from VK3KAW - there may be others.   Playing around with Igate
>> locations in Orbitron reveals that ideal passes for my SA station are
>> much more limited than might be first thought, confirmed by quite a
>> few years of casual, and at times intense experimenting.    I have
>> speculated about setting up my own Igate, but lack of accurate and
>> specific information, along with my only having Windose XP
>> computer(s) free for the exercise has meant that it hasn't progressed
>> beyond an initial more or less successful experiment some months
>> back. 
>> I cannot conclude this without thanking any Igate operators most
>> sincerely for making the facility available.  Without their
>> generosity, the exercise would be futile.
>> All this of course subject to peer review,  I'm just an
>> experimenter ....
> you say you just have windowsXP. For a very small price a RTL-SDR
> receiver, a suitable antenna and a current microcomputer (eg RPi) would
> build you a complete iGate which won't cost much to run, and need an
> occasional restart.
> Just another experiment....
> I'm currently using a RTL-SDR and a Pine64 to watch the ADS-B traffic,
> with a collinear antenna built from scrap coax. That's another fun
> experiment.
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