[aprssig] Another Junk ISS Object on the APRS-IS

Steve Daniels steve at daniels270.eclipse.co.uk
Sun Jul 8 00:26:03 EDT 2012

AO-51 also. The Status packet says AC7YY who shows at Centralia WA.

Steve Daniels
Torbay Freecycle Moderator

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Stephen H. Smith
Sent: 08 July 2012 04:21
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Subject: [aprssig] Another Junk ISS Object on the APRS-IS

Another junk ISS object is now appearing on the APRS-IS.  It's being
by a tactical call ("CNTRLA") with no real call at all in the original RF

;ISS_ 1808*080242z0045.06N\04147.77ES035/999 AOS at 08-07 08:07 LOC

AOS at 08-07 08:07 LOC


Seems to be info of only local interest since it is announcing AOS and LOS
some unknown location.

It's position is THOUSANDS of miles off from the actual location of the 
station.   Further, it is including a wildly inaccurate velocity (999 Knots
probably the field in his software was limited to three digits) that is a 
fraction of the actual velocity of the ISS, causing it's dead-reckoned
to be wildly off.

I am puzzled how the object name  ("ISS_ 1801")  managed to have a space in
--  .  I though objects had to be unbroken strings.



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