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  • COPY / PASTE : we better watch it   9 years 42 weeks ago

    Yes Cor,
    small sentences are fine... but longer texts are not legally acceptable.
    We just have to report what we read in other words, then add a link.

    I think the most important part of a post are the personal comments... more than the news itself. A news can be found anywhere: space.com, nasa.gov, cnn.com... but comments from enthusiasts make this site unique.

    regards

    Alain

  • COPY / PASTE : we better watch it   9 years 42 weeks ago

    Hello Alain,

    I saw my msg (ISS oxygen leakage news) has been removed.
    Most NASA news are free to copy (and publish) but
    I gues not for CNN news (I should have read their
    rules before publish :oops: ).
    I saw Claudio cut the text and put a link to CNN, but
    even that was removed.

    :?:

    73's Cor

  • Radios off for EVA   9 years 42 weeks ago

    oxygen leak quickly stops space walk!

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/06/24/space.walk/index.html
    :!:

    73's Cor PD0RKC
    http://www.qsl.net/pd0rkc

  • Radios off for EVA   9 years 42 weeks ago

    In other words:

    SPACEWALK.

    EVA is the official term used by NASA to define a 'SPACEWALK'

    73's de N9OEW 8)

  • SPECIAL THANX   9 years 42 weeks ago

    My pleasure. Hope you continue to enjoy it as much as I do. I spent a year working on AMSAT Sexigesimal award just using ISS. Took even longer getting the cards in.

    Kinda cool getting to use a multi billion dollar ham station :lol:

  • Radios off for EVA   9 years 42 weeks ago

    EVA stands for Extra Vehicular activity.
    During eva's transmitting devices are turned off for safety reasons.

  • Radios off for EVA   9 years 42 weeks ago

    Sorry what is EVA?
    Is it got to do with a space walk or something?

    thanks

  • UISS PROGRAM   9 years 43 weeks ago

    Perhaps the author explained it best as he writes on his website:

    "This program has been designed for packet communication with ISS
    (International Space Station), PCSat or 'compatible' satellites with ease... Ideal for any UI packet communication (unproto). You can digi or connect the satellites (or nodes) with UI-frames (unproto) complete with TX-data (text), APRS location and/or APRS messages, bulletins, news, mail etc...
    UISS can be used for normal basic packet operations too.
    Powerful features allows you easy monitoring of any type of AX25 packet traffic, UNproto or not. "

    And it is freeware! :)

  • New Beacon message   9 years 43 weeks ago

    Yes, the packet beacon transmits on 145.80. You can see some of the activity by looking at http://www.ariss.net/.
    The packet uplink is on 145.99.
    Voice uplink is on 145.20 for ITU region 1 and 144.49 for region 2 and 3.
    Some more info is available here:
    http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/reference/radio/

    Enjoy,

  • UISS PROGRAM   9 years 43 weeks ago

    Sorry to be ignorant can someone please tell me what UISS is used for?
    Im really new to all this.

    thanks

  • New Beacon message   9 years 43 weeks ago

    was it on 145.8Mhz?
    Sorry im new to all this.

    thanks

  • ISS Tracker   9 years 43 weeks ago

    rgr that thank you. End of Strand... not further replies requsted......

  • ISS Tracker   9 years 43 weeks ago

    Quote:
    Does the program provide for the ISS Scheduel (Sleep hours, work hours, and such) . Was wanting to know. or is it a strait pass generator like WIN-Orbit???

    Its a tracking program like Win-Orbit.

  • ISS Tracker   9 years 43 weeks ago

    Does the program provide for the ISS Scheduel (Sleep hours, work hours, and such) . Was wanting to know. or is it a strait pass generator like WIN-Orbit???

  • UISS PROGRAM   9 years 43 weeks ago

    Just to say a new version of UISS has been released just a week ago which can be downloaded at the website of on6mu http://users.skynet.be/on1dht/uiss.htm

    This is what I copied from his website:

    - LAN Mode! Now possible to use UISS over a LAN or even Internet.
    - New option: Selectable RX ports!
    - New option: Automatic logging of Monitor;
    Log all packets or only digipeated packets received by UISS into a file.
    - New option: Show port numbers in the packets in the Monitor (enable/disable in Setup->Display)
    - New option: Sort or unsort the Mheard list (registered option)
    - Set the TX and RX port as desired (RX and TX can also be set different if needed)
    - Improvements in the internal program structure - it consumes even less processor resources for even smoother operation
    - SlowPC setting to improve the performance for maximal speed and efficiency on slow PC's even more
    - Separate directories for Logs and Reports and by default uses the directory for Reports and Logs
    - Saving Mheard list is now saved as mheard<date>.log (date in filename) and with total stations heard
    - Saving APRS messages is now saved as UISS_APRS_Messages<date>.log (also date in filename)
    - Logs layout improved
    - Two new APRS icons
    - User definable APRS Icons!
    - Automated beacon time is now formatted as hour:minutes (seconds are gone)
    - Automated beacon settings are now saved and the Autobeacon also starts if the end-time isn't reached.
    Note: Automated Beacon is a feature for registered users.
    - Drag-and-Drop Mheard call sign and call signs in To-, Via- and For input fields
    - Drag-and Drop text from other applications upon the Send Data button.
    - Coherent colors in the area of the TX input boxes.
    - New option: Coherent colors inside the TX boxes can be set on or off.
    - Connection dialog simplified en totally re-written, now with separate input fields; calls stored automatically!
    - VB-Module: UISS saves its working directory into the registry for use with UISS Modules.
    - Intelligent beacon feature (option for registered users who donated to Amsat or UISS)
    With this feature the beacon will only transmit when packet activity is heard, and will stop transmitting when packet activity on the set frequency stops! You can even set a certain call on which the beacon should react upon! All automatically.
    - UTC time now up to minutes accurate: not only hours- but also minutes offset can be set.
    - Memory storage of the To-, Via-, For- and Connect boxes increased to 15.
    - Mheard list capacity increased.
    - Beacon interval can be set as low as 2 seconds (to support the ISS ET Shadow experiment)
    - Bug fix: Beacon timing problems and deviations (especially noticeable on relative slow PC's): now fixed
    - Bug fix: switching Autobeacon back off and on, now fixed
    - Bug fix: "out of memory" error that occurred on some older PC's now fixed
    - Bug fix: Via,To boxes reverted back to its default setting instead of the selected when entering Setup, now fixed
    - Bug fix: when UISS was resized to a very small size and using Expand and Restore options the program ended, now fixed
    - Bug fix: when changing path, the path was not found when using the Soundrecorder and the Wav-patch
    - Bug fix: main help file could not always be relocated; fixed
    - Bug fix: delay in beacon interval when changing the beacon settings via Setup: fixed
    - Bug fix: sending text longer then 255 characters while you are connected (Connection window) displayed the message twice in the Connection window (not in the Monitor window): fixed
    - Bug fix: forced upper case in the For: field (Sending APRS message): fixed
    - Bug fix: Run-time error '401' fixed
    - New and complete update of the help file in Polish (Jakub, SQ2WB)
    - New help file in Spanish (Marcelino, LU7DSU)
    - English help file illustrated.
    - And more general fixes and improvements.

  • UISS over a LAN   9 years 43 weeks ago

    There is recently a new UISS version released V4.0 which allows UISS to work over a LAN :D ! You can download it at the website http://users.skynet.be/on1dht/uiss.htm

  • New Beacon message   9 years 43 weeks ago

    IT'S A GIRL!?? I NOTICED THIS SUNDAY. CONGRATS TO MR. FINCKE. THAT'S GOTTA BE A RECORD.

  • ISS Tracker   9 years 43 weeks ago

    Quote:
    I understand that. I was just wanting to know if the NASA event where taken into effect with this tracker when it is saying it is reachalbe or not.

    What do you mean with "NASA event"?.
    The tracker just calculates when the ISS is visible for a given location. It operates like any other tracking program. No more no less.
    Its probably my fault but I still cant understand what the point of your question is all about.
    73's

    Alain

  • ISS Tracker   9 years 43 weeks ago

    I understand that. I was just wanting to know if the NASA event where taken into effect with this tracker when it is saying it is reachalbe or not. The site says that I can only see it a couple times a week. But I've hear and hit it when the site has suggested that it is not reachable...

  • LATEST LIST?   9 years 43 weeks ago

    :idea: Hello Om,

    Do you mean this website?
    http://www.ariss.net/index.cgi?absolute=1

    73's Cor PD0RKC
    http://www.qsl.net/pd0rkc

  • NASA TV   9 years 43 weeks ago

    very interesting subject!
    I have never heard about SAA before. Will do so more research on it.
    Thanks for your posts

  • ISS Tracker   9 years 43 weeks ago

    Hello,
    weather condictions are of course not taken into consideration when calculating ISS visibility for a given pass.
    Just remember that times for the predicted passes are in UTC and not localtime.
    73's

    Alain

  • NASA TV   9 years 43 weeks ago
    SAA

    N5VHO Is Correct, this area is called the South Atlantic Anamoly.

    This has been referred to as the Sargasso sea of satellite navigation. This perilous region, reaching a peak just off the coast of Brazil, results because the Earth's magnetic core is shifted from the center of the planet by about 500 kilometers. Because of this shift, the magnetic field is weaker over South America. Trapped radiation belt particles penetrate much deeper in the atmosphere here (within a few hundred kilometers of the surface) intersecting the paths of satellites in low-earth orbit, burying themselves in sensitive electronics and disrupting the onboard computers.

    It also has very unstable affects on Radio Communications.

    73's de N9OEW 8)

  • NASA TV   9 years 43 weeks ago

    It is called the South Atlantic Anomaly - My understanding is that this is an area of poor communications. Can't tell you anymore than that.

    Sorry, :cry:

  • ISS CONNECT?   9 years 44 weeks ago

    Ah, thanks for th