Archive - Mar 2012 - Forum topic
With the approaching ATV docking on March 28 the ham radio systems will be powered off for about 24 hours starting around 1500 UTC.
This subject has come up before, but maybe a reminder is needed for those new to
working the ISS via packet.
The use of the ISS BBS by one station connecting blocks the pass for everyone
else, this just happened here in Europe where a station in Scotland did just
this and so after him no-one else can use the APRS system.
What happens is that the one station connects when the ISS is close to him, then
can't get much more from the BBS before the Space Station moves East and other
FM packet signals are stronger. Result most of the pass is lost for everyone, which is
anybody know when the iss is visible in the uk, isaw an object at around halve past seven in the evening traveling from south to north and was visible for about 2-3 hours we are not sure if this was the iss or a planet or a coms sat, and how does the solar storms effect the operations of the iss.
While I was working on my computers at home this evening, I was testing a streaming audio app on my iPod. I stumbled across the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National service, and dropped into the middle of a program called Top of the Pods. The program that was in progress sounded like it was talking about something related to ham radio - and it was! It was a program about an Australian YL ham who connected to the Mir packet mailbox about 20 years ago, including through the time of the disintegration of the USSR in late 1991.
[UISS_ON6MU] Digest Number 484
New major version of UISS v5.3
Posted by: "on6mu" hams001(at)skynet.be on6mu
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:26 am (PDT)
I would like to inform you that I have released a new major version of UISS. You can download it from my website as of today.
PS: If the download fails then please try the mirror download (also available on the UISS )website.
Enjoy the new version!
Thanks and God bless,