ISS in Repeater mode soon
News received from Kenneth N5VHO:
As part of the Space Patrol special event activities, the Russians have submitted a request to place the Kenwood radio into repeater mode beginning some time on Dec 27 and operating until 0912 UTC on Dec 31 when Exp 12 Commander Bill McArthur will be speaking to Boy Scouts in Thailand. It is anticipated that this request will be approved and that the radio will be available for amateur radio operators world wide during the 3+ days of operation.
The crew may also join in at anytime so be prepared to talk to them if they call. The worldwide downlink is 145.80 MHz, and the uplink is 437.80 MHz.
All frequencies are subject to Doppler shift. This link:
on the ARISS website has a memory programming chart for dealing with the Doppler when using ISS in crossband repeater mode .
Special thanks to the PCSAT2 team for their coordination efforts to make this a possibility
Kenneth - N5VHO
ISS Ham Project Engineer