Sunday, January 31, 2010

APRS Via PCSAT-1 (NO-44)

Today I put my one 2m rig on 145.825, and hooked my TinyTrak4D up to it. I woke up from a nap and checked my iPod, and noticed PCSAT-1 (NO-44) was up above me. I was hearing a few short bursts of packet, a litttle shorter than I am used to on local APRS 144.390. It was around 60 Degrees when I decoded a packet from KB5AAM located about 1155 Miles to my east in Texas. I didn't get digi'd by the Satelite, so I need to check my settings, but I am happy to find an additional use of my TinyTrak4D Project. I think a "Transmit Now" button would be useful, but for the time being, I am cycling the config switch and forcing a transmit.