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  • No HAM, just Amateur   10 years 12 weeks ago
  • No HAM, just Amateur   10 years 12 weeks ago

    Thanks Ro!

    I think I am starting to get excited about this. I looked on
    http://www.thiecom.de and found one. Thanks a Million!
    the UBC180XLT looks nice and not too pricey either.

    Ray 8)

  • No HAM, just Amateur   10 years 12 weeks ago

    Ray, I use a uniden ubc120xlt handheld scanner and it receives the iss very well, even with the small antenna that came with the scanner. In my part of the world it sells for 149 euro's. you can find them cheaper if you buy one that doesn't receive the airband.

    Hope this helps, Ro.

  • new school contact   10 years 12 weeks ago

    I did put a file on our russian web site with all audio from that crew. If you wanna download it , check these URLs:

    - http://www.echolink.ru/downloads/WH6PM_ISSContact_20050228_1920.mp3
    - http://www.echolink.ru/downloads/WH6PM_ISSContact_20050228_1920.wav

    73!! Anthony RV3DHC
    EchoLink & IRLP, Russia
    http://www.echolink.ru

  • ISS digipeater works but BBS does not.   10 years 14 weeks ago

    No GPS data device is currently attached to the Kenwood radio so it sends the initial data of 0 Lat and 0 Lon.

  • ISS digipeater works but BBS does not.   10 years 14 weeks ago

    Just set up aprs and saw the last pass at 07:40..I was wondering why I didnt see the track of ISS..In the log it shows only 0's for Lat and Log.

  • iss packet pms   10 years 14 weeks ago
    The BBS portion of the Kenwood has stopped working. This was reported a few weeks ago. See the Jan 22 news article "Loss of RS0ISS-11..." on this site..[url]http://www.issfanclub.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1079&mode=&order=0&thold=0[/url]
  • School Contact Schedule   10 years 14 weeks ago
    Tim, Contacts for schools are normally announced a few days before the contact on the SAREX Bulletin Board [url]http://www.amsat.org/amsat/archive/sarex/index.html[/url] Infomation about applying for a contact is on the ARISS website [url]http://www.rac.ca/ariss/[/url] Hope this helps,
  • ISS digipeater works but BBS does not.   10 years 15 weeks ago

    Hi Kenneth,
    thanks for that, I missed that post even though I did go looking for clues.
    That has stopped me wondering if it was something at my end.
    Kevin VK3UKF

  • ISS digipeater works but BBS does not.   10 years 15 weeks ago
    Hi Kevin, The BBS portion of the Kenwood has stopped working. This was reported a few weeks ago. See the Jan 22 news article "Loss of RS0ISS-11..." on this site..[url]http://www.issfanclub.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1079&mode=&order=0&thold=0[/url] The beacon is static text and only indicates the configuration of the radio not the actual status
  • Tracking Software under Linux   10 years 15 weeks ago

    hi
    thanks for reply, and let me get ktrack and have a try.

    73

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 15 weeks ago

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    MAURICIO BERALDO PU4MAB
    BRAZIL

    :arrow: pu4mab@amsat.org

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 15 weeks ago

    Yes, see my note titled "ISS back to normal ops" in the forum.

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 15 weeks ago

    MR. KENNETH

    ISS CHANGE THE FREQUENCY AGAIN ?

    THIS SUNDAY I HEARD AND SEND MASSAGES IN 145.800 ANS 145.990 NOT IN 145.825.

    CORRECT ?

    MAURICIO BERALDO PU4MAB

    BRAZIL

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 15 weeks ago

    :D thanks you for the info,,,,, ok i have aways wanted to say this ,,COPY THAT HOUSTON,ALL IS GO !! :D
    p.s. this morning it's call was pcsat-1 so i did my first TX to it and it cam back down ,,,, :D

  • Kenwood radio onboard ISS switched to 145.825   10 years 15 weeks ago

    The ISS has now returned to 145.80 down and 145.99 up for packet operations.

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 15 weeks ago

    PCSAT-1 is the alias that is programmed into the satellite for ease of use. W3ADO-1 is the actual callsign of the satellite. Currently, when you see W3ADO-1, the satellite power level has dropped to a critical level, done a reset and lost the programmed alias. If you see W3ADO-1, the satellite is in a low power mode. If it gets too low, it will shut down completely. That is why the requests to NOT use W3ADO-1. Command ground stations can restore the programmed call as long as the power level will allow.

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 15 weeks ago

    ok i just notest i got the call incorrect ,,, i put pacsat-1 ,,, should have put pcsat-1 ,, but im still confused about the other call i see,,, :oops:

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 15 weeks ago

    ok how come when i watch the downlink freq for pacsat this morning all the digipaths were , w3ado-1* call , when all i see is do not use this call from the websites ,? and the next pass was pacsat-1,,, im confused,,, :?

  • Tracking Software under Linux   10 years 15 weeks ago

    I use ktrack. Its definitely the best looking one.
    Linux tracking gui's are are very primitive if compared to Windows ones... but you know, its the price you have to pay if you want to be free! :-)

    Open Source forever!

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 16 weeks ago

    well ,,,, i got invalved it a auto repair and i completely forgot about the satalite pass :( i gues i mist it , i got good copy from both sats ,, and im still gettin good copy , 10 to 12 stations , i have not tx'ed up to pacsat yet , but maybe tomarrow,,,
    also does anybody know if they will try the same thing again some day ,,

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 16 weeks ago
    From the SAREX bulletin board: [quote:c7a9b5c821]PCsat is still working, but suffered a reset at about 0912z just rising over Europe in the morning. But PCsat was still over the dark Atlantic and getting minimal solar power. Apparently the user load tripped her into a reset condition. Fortunately she does not enter full eclipse until Tomorrow and we were able to restore her within 3 hours. After Saturday, a RESET will probably mean a loss of command function, users should NOT attempt any packets through PCsat until well after sunrise or after PCsat is to your east. The satellite must be in sun or only a few pakcets will kill it again... So best to just operate in the aftrernoon passes. Thanks de WB4APR, Bob[/quote:c7a9b5c821] Additionally, do NOT use W3ADO-1 to digi. This can cause the satellite to be weaken to the point of being unrecoverable.
  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 16 weeks ago
    [quote:7d872f8765="K6MOX"] ... i have a question, do we need to put , sgate,wide , in the unproto path so it gets in to the website stuff ,, i forgot what it is called ,, , or will it get there ok by itself,, [/quote:7d872f8765] Just use the UNPROTO CQ VIA RS0ISS-3, PCSAT-1 path or UNPROTO CQ VIA PCSAT-1,RS0ISS-3 depending on which satellite you want to try to digi through first. It will still show up on the PCsat heard page [url]http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/pcsat.cgi[/url] or the ISS heard page [url]www.ariss.net[/url] [quote:7d872f8765="K6MOX"] also is that the normal freq of pacsat,? [/quote:7d872f8765] Yes. PCSAT normally operates on 145.825. You can find out more about PCSAT (NO-44) here [url]http://www.ew.usna.edu/pcsat[/url]
  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 16 weeks ago

    hi guys , good stuff about the double contact possibillity, i have a question, do we need to put , sgate,wide , in the unproto path so it gets in to the website stuff ,, i forgot what it is called ,, , or will it get there ok by itself,,
    also is that the normal freq of pacsat,? i have never made contact with that sat befor ,,
    it look like there will be a possoble double contact today about 23:00 utc , for my location , so im going to do my best to be there ,, good luck to anybody who can hear me , im goin to start tryin at the beginning of the pacsat pass , when iss is over i think russa somewhere and stop trying at the end of the iss pass when pacsat is over south america somewhere ,, O_BOY I CANT WAIT !!! :D

  • ISS/PCSAT operations   10 years 16 weeks ago

    ISS will be on 145.825 simplex during this test. It will return to the standard 145.800 down and 145.99 up after this test.

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