[aprssig] Satellite notification based on Mic-E status

Eric H. Christensen eric at aehe.us
Sun Nov 22 10:20:48 EST 2020

I didn't limit for which satellite you received notifications.  IIRC, you would receive notifications on any satellite that you could work using a simple portable setup (think LEOs: AO-51, ISS, NO-44) but not a MEO or HEO (think AO-7 or AO-40).

Eric WG3K

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On Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:26 PM, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) <KJ4ERJ at arrl.net> wrote:

> How did said service know WHICH satellite you wanted notification for? 
> While I think it would be a neat idea, and I've considered adding
> satellite-named groups to my ANSRVR, there are so many satellites being
> tracked now that we could fill the channel with notifications. 
> Especially if multiple people in a given area were running such a
> station on RF 24x7...
> See http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:satsrv for documentation on the
> satellite pass auto-responder called SATSRV.
> > 23:25:03  New Chat Between KJ4ERJ and ISS on 2020-11-21
> > 23:25:07> when
> > 23:25:07< AOS 34m50s N NE^8 E 8m (*2-23:25:07)
> Tells me my next pass will acquire signal in just under 35 minutes and
> will traverse from North to NorthEast to East with a peak elevation of
> only 8 degrees above the horizon.  And the entire pass will be done in 8
> minutes, acquisition to loss of signal.  It only works if you've
> recently beaconed a position.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> On 11/21/2020 6:08 PM, Eric H. Christensen via aprssig wrote:
> > A long, long, long time ago there used to be a service that would send a user a notification (over APRS) that a satellite pass was due if that user had their Mic-E status set to one of the custom statuses. I cannot find any information on this, now. Does this still exist?
> > 73,
> > Eric WG3K
> >
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