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IT'S A GIRL!?? I NOTICED THIS SUNDAY. CONGRATS TO MR. FINCKE. THAT'S GOTTA BE A RECORD.
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.
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...
very interesting subject!
I have never heard about SAA before. Will do so more research on it.
Thanks for your posts
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.
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)
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.
Ah, thanks for the clarification.
I'm not sure that the BBS will take it all in one string like that.
Connect to RS0ISS-11
Should get connect message...
Type "W RS0ISS" to write message to RS0ISS or W <callsign> for someone else.
Should get prompt for subject...
Type "Hello" or what ever subject you want.
Should get prompt to type message..
Type message "Blah Blah Blah..."
Type "/EX" on seperate line to end message
Should get message saved prompt.
Type "B" to exit bbs.
Another good reference on how the ISS kenwood works is at:
Keep in mind that the crew does not currently have a computer attached to the Kenwood so they will not be able to read any messages left for them.
Yeah, let me restate this. I typed "s rs0iss-11 hello" with "s" being the "send" command. Anyhow, I'm learning daily. Thanx for response.
I do believe that if his TNC or whatever was configured without a call it would have read *nocall* I've seen a few of those every now and then......just my .02 cents..... :roll:
The BBS only supports a few commands and "hello" is not one of them.
This link might give you a better understanding of the PMS/BBS.
Thanks for your kind comments.
If you check my website
you will see I have now added a further two transits as I was lucky enough to capture one on Tuesday , and yesterday.That makes three in a row.
Again the weather was not in my favour , but, it was worth the effort ;o)
The NOCALL information is very outdated. The current callsign on the ISS for the BBS is RS0ISS-11 and the digi alias for UNPROTO operations is ARISS.
The frequency info is correct.
Since PCsat is not really available, ISS is the only 2 meter FM packet satellite up there. Will Echo have this mode?
YES, I COPED THE MANUAL (PRINTED I MEAN). VERY HELPFUL INFO. I HAVE SINCE LEARNED A FEW MORE THINGS, SO I'LL KEEP TRYING. THANX FOR THE HINTS/HELP. I'LL CHANGE THAT TO -11, AND I'VE ALSO CONFIGURED MY CMD PROMPTS A LITTLE BETTER. I RECEIVE IT WELL ENOUGH ON MY BEAM, NO REAL PROBLEM WITH RECEIVE, AS I SEE OTHER INFO PASSING ALONG VIA ISS. VERY FUN. I HAVEN'T USED THIS TNC FOR ABOUT 5 OR 6 YEARS. ISS IS MUCH MORE FUN THAN ANYTHING I'VE COMMUNICATED WITH LATELY. PACKET IS FUN! 73, RON--KC8FOI.
Working the ISS using APRS/Packet is different than working through normal APRS/Packet.
The following will help you get work APRS/Packet using the ISS. Note that at present the TNC is set to NOCALL, the default bootup call. Please read the articles before transmitting. As I find articles and hints, they will be added to this page. Many thanks to the AMSAT, SAREX and UI-View list users and maintainers for a lot of this information.
"NOCALL" will eventually be "R0ISS", R Zero ISS.
PLEASE DO NOT USE UNATTENDED BEACONS/PACKETS - TRANSMIT MANUALLY (articles will tell you why)
Downlink: 145.800 Uplink: 145.990 at 1200 Baud
Packet frequency with Doppler correction
Receive Transmit Offset (Meg)
145.802.5 145.988.5 +0.186 first 1/3 of pass
145.800.0 145.990.0 +0.190 Middle of pass
145.798.5 145.992.5 +0.194 End of pass
John your work is always very impressive.
I wish someday I'll be able to take pictures of ISS like you so.
is ISS the right satellite to use for dxing?
I would rather wait for AMSAT Echo...
those packets were transmitted from RS0ISS-3 to a misconfigured station which failed to setup the MYCALL parameter.
That station might be yours or not.
To make it clear just make sure your MYCALL was correcly setup.
Have you read the packet manual?
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It would appear that ISS did hear your connect attempt and was responding to your station. Since it was from RS0ISS-3 then it was probably the APRS auto reply. " Crew not available...
If you wish to connect to the BBS, you should use RS0ISS-11.
If you wish to exchange information via UNPROTO then use the ARISS alias.
You are being heard by ISS. That is a great start. Now to start working others via the digi and collecting QSL cards, states, grids or whatever your interest.
If you are refering to the TRACKING in the upper left corner of the home page.
This is a TEXT ONLY output.
There are several very nice Tracking programs that can be run on your computer without the enternet. You will have to update the KEPS either manually or through the enternet for these to work properly.
WXtrack - Orbit Predictor
Sorry but that is the only one I use anymore, there are several other programs available at http://amsat.org/amsat/ftpsoft.html
Hope this helps.
Node 3 is in the plans but hasn't been built. It would be attached to node 1 when/if it gets there.
The Hab fell to the same axe as the CRV. Have heard that some replacement for the hab is being considered but nothing firm.
Don't know about the first two, but the X-38 was canned about three years ago due to budget cutbacks, I think.