[aprssig] Suggestion for APRS over Satellite

Hans Johnson hans.johnson at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 01:21:22 EDT 2008

Hi All,

I've been toying around with the idea of building some equipment for extreme
remote telemetry stuff to be done over satellite.  (Similar to Bob's project
in Mongolia).

Anyhow, one of the things that would be extremely useful is if the satellite
could (occasionally) include its current orbital data in the beacon packet,
something like a condensed version of the Two Line Element and a CRC.  Using
this information, it could then power down the radio until the next useful
satellite pass.  This would drastically reduce the power requirements for a
remote site.  Also, things like asatlogger and what not could use the
information to update their pass predictions automatically.

Anyhow, just a thought. :)


Hans Johnson

Hans Johnson (hjohnson at sfu.ca)
B.ASc, Computer Engineering
Simon Fraser University

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