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  • Tim Peake GB1SS ARISS Contact at Royal Masonic School Rickmansworth GB1RMS confirmed.!!   32 weeks 6 days ago

    ARISS ct. w/ Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, UK on 11 Feb. Set for 18:09 UTC. The ct. is direct between GB1SS and GB1RMS (Latest tweet at ARISS.status) Principia shows 18:11 UTC..just a few minutes earlier.
    Live webcast begins at 1715 UTC

    A direct contact via GB1OAB with students at Oasis Academy Brightstowe, Bristol, UK is scheduled for Fri 2016-02-19 14:23:23 UTC 78 deg. The scheduled astronaut is Timothy Peake KG5BVI.

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 2 hours ago

    Hi Jon,
    Found this on the net which I think is the same as yours.

    FT1DR APRS Messaging

    How to do stuff on the FT1DR – TX/RX APRS MESSAGES

    Check your messages
    press [F] [0]
    press [0]
    messages marked “>” are ones sent BY you
    messages marked “<” are ones sent TO you
    press [ENT] to read them
    while in reading mode, press [GM] to respond to the message (as below)

    Send a message to anyone (not on a list)
    press [F] [0]
    press [GM]
    clear the call/ssid field (press [A/B], select CLR or CLRALL, press [V/M])
    enter call/ssid
    compose message
    long press [ENT] to send

    Respond to a message sent to you
    press [F] [0]
    press [0]
    scroll to a message you’d like to respond to
    press [ENT] [GM]
    compose message
    long press [ENT] to send

    Send a text to someone that is on the list
    press [F] [0]
    scroll to station you want to send a message to
    press [ENT]
    press [GM]
    this brings up the msg compose screen with the call/ssid filled in
    compose message
    long press [ENT] to send

    The ‘compose’ screen
    once you have made it to the compose area of a message,
    you can just start a new msg using the keypad – like old school phones
    or you can insert a “canned” msg by:
    press [A/B]
    press again CLR
    press again INSERT mode
    press again CLRALL
    press again DELETE mode
    press 1: msg one
    press 2: msg #2
    press 3: etc

    pressing [V/M] is like pressing Enter here – it inserts your canned message
    key [0] is for space, punctuation and special characters

    73 David

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 12 hours ago

    Hi Jon,

    Can only assume it's Yaesu's GPS on HT sending APRS location in compressed beacon form to plot on the world map instead of sending the whole Lat/Long message as I can see your location plotted on the map but can't see you sending any other info so guess that's what it is.

    There's a couple of videos on YouTube how to send an APRS message to another person for the VX-8r and it might be similar for other Yaesu's HT's also, looks a bit fiddly though.

    73 David

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 23 hours ago

    Cheers David - What does URQXU1 mean ?
    73's from Jon

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 1 day ago

    Hi Jon,

    You could certainly give it a try. I'm not really sure what the settings are on the FT1XDE for sending messages as I always use UISS software where the call sign goes into the TX APRS Message box. Is there a setting like NWS, EMAIL, SAT or BLN where you could put the call sign into.? Perhaps someone else can assist here.!!
    I see URQXU1 is shown after your call sign on possibly the radios compressed GPS location details for APRS.

    There is a YouTube video for APRS setup on FT1D not sure if it's the same as yours or with similar settings.

    73 David

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 1 day ago

    Hi David,

    If I want to send you a message do I just use ARISS,G7HCE that is your callsign instead of WIDE1-1 ? If so I'll try the pass at 20.49 UTC.
    73's Jon

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 1 day ago

    Hi Jon,

    Saw you in my MHeard list tonight at 21:43 UTC pass as ISS approaching towards Cork and sent you a message. Have got some video of the pass on YouTube. Plenty of station activity on the main 3 evening passes. PSAT (N0-84) was also on the same footprint/frequency at start of the passes so I deleted those packets. Stations still logging into RS0ISS-1 bbs at peak times which makes it hard for others to get digipeated. I was only using a 1/4 wave 2/70 mobile Omni low down in the garden.

    20160207214507 : G7HCE]CQ,RS0ISS*,qAR,ON7EQ-10::G4NEY-7 :great to see you up here
    20160207214422 : G7HCE]CQ,RS0ISS*,qAR,M0REM::HEARDlast:ON3LTM,G4DCQ-8,HB9EMM,G4NEY-7{UISS54}
    20160207214256 : G4NEY-7]URQXU1,RS0ISS*,WIDE1-1,qAR,CU2JX:`v[;l -/`]73 to the ISS crew :from :Jonathan :G4NEY_$

    73 David G7HCE

  • I am looking for I.S.S. aprs ssid   33 weeks 2 days ago

    Thanks a lot Kenneth, I update my aprs settings !

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 2 days ago

    Really chuffed David. Signal from ISS wasn't too good on the FT1XDE, I've heard it much stronger on my Yaesu TH-K20E. I sent the APRS packet manually whilst holding a 2m Moxon and wearing a head torch.....they neighbours would have been amused. I will post some pictures on when I get a chance....73 de Jon

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 3 days ago

    Hi Jon,

    Well done see you G4NEY-7 made it via the ISS digipeater and onto using WIDE1-1.

    20160206210029 : G4NEY-7]URQXU1,RS0ISS*,WIDE1-1,qAR,EI7IG-10:`v[:l#S-/`"3R})Jon nr Cambridge_$

    73 David G7HCE

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 3 days ago

    Cheers David. I'll give it a try tonight. There should be a good pass at 20:57 UTC tonight.
    73 Jon
    G4NEY (Willingham, Cambs)

  • Yaesu FT1XDE   33 weeks 4 days ago

    Hi Jon,

    Don't use the handheld myself but either ARISS or RS0ISS is the APRS digipeater call sign (ie: CQ VIA ARISS). There appears to be a number of mobile stations using a mixture now for the unproto path.
    145.825 Mhz FM TX/RX UP/DOWN
    Try any of these path's see which works for you. Unproto Path: ARISS or ARISSS,WIDE or ARISS,WIDE1-1 or ARISS,WIDE2-1 or ARISS,WIDE2-2 or ARISS,SGATE,WIDE2-2 or RS0ISS.
    Additional information can be found here: and
    Turn squelch off to hear the static. Look forward to seeing your call on
    73 David

  • I am looking for I.S.S. aprs ssid   33 weeks 4 days ago

    RS0ISS is the current callsign for packet digi in the Columbus module on ISS. The digi alias is ARISS.

  • ISS Radio Report   33 weeks 5 days ago

    The Kenwood D700 that supported this function was in the Russian segment and has been replaced by a Kenwood D710 that was only configured to support SSTV operations.

  • Russian EVA - Feb 3   33 weeks 6 days ago

    Did you see this report:

  • ARISSat-1_last good image 2012 DL2AMM   33 weeks 6 days ago

    de best SSTV

  • Russian EVA - Feb 3   33 weeks 6 days ago

    On 121.750Mhz I've received some "noise" similar to speech for few seconds, does anybody heard something?

  • ISS Radio Report 40615   34 weeks 1 hour ago

    Yes looks like radios are powered down for tomorrows EVA.
    I will check again on next pass at 21:12 UTC 87 deg pass.
    Last station worked UTC 20160202191428 : LU5PMA

  • ISS Radio Report 40615   34 weeks 2 hours ago

    Looks like they turned the packet radio off just after passing over S. America.

  • Recordings of recent SSTV activity on ISS   34 weeks 1 day ago

    I have recordings of perfect receptions from both the April event (Yuri Gagarin) and the July event (Apollo-Souz). Let me know if you need any more recordings.

  • Recordings of recent SSTV activity on ISS   34 weeks 1 day ago

    Hello I'd be very interested if you would please share the links.
    I have a few audio snips from here in the UK you can find them in the some sstv and some voice.

    It would be great to add to the collection and save the links for future projects and share with my Children once they get a bit older.

    Thanks very much

    James Preece M0JFP / 2e1avx
    zeiavx@** (remove stars)

  • Recordings of recent SSTV activity on ISS   34 weeks 2 days ago

    Thanks to everyone who contacted me. I now have four or five excellent recordings that I can process using MMSSTV to give great images.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Steve G0KYA

  • Recordings of recent SSTV activity on ISS   34 weeks 4 days ago

    I have some audio recording of SSTV event occurred on 18 and 19 Jul 2015 (Apollo-Soyuz Commemorative Event).

    If you are interested in, I'll send the download link via email.

    Let me know.

    Denis Maggiorotto, IU1DKC

  • SSTV happening on this 23-24?   35 weeks 12 hours ago

    I see that PSAT (NO-84) had a pass nearer that time and possibly heard packet on the same 145.825 frequency which has been quite strong on an omni of late and maybe logged it for SSTV by mistake.

  • SSTV happening on this 23-24?   35 weeks 1 day ago

    I suspect is was an error when entered into the website. I am always suspicious of single entries for activities related to ISS.


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