[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Packet activity? I'm having problems , MM

MM ka1rrw at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 15 08:35:13 PST 2007

Hi Mike
Practice on Earth before you try for space.
On the Marex web page there are many tips on how to
configure your TNC.
Try Unproto on a Local System and get the hang of

Aprs uses Unproto mode.  Learn how to send and
recieve text via Unproto mode locally and then 
change a call sign and you can try a local APRS

Once you have mastered Earth Unproto/Aprs they you can
try ISS.

good luck


--- Michael Tondee <mat_62 at netcommander.com> wrote:

> Since for the moment I am down to just a two meter
> mobile for ham 
> equipment, I have been trying to get a setup going
> for packet and APRS. 
> At the moment I have only been experimenting with
> the receive side of 
> things  but I'm not having much luck.
> I'm using  a 4 element beam with Az/El tracking that
> I used to use when 
> working the LEO's along with SatPC32 for rotor
> control.
> I'm setup with AGWPE and UIview32 using a soundcard.
> I've tried several 
> passes tuned to 145.825 and so far on just one I was
> able to get one 
> small packet to decode on the UIView32 terminal
> screen. I'm not seeing 
> any APRS stations appear on the map and on the last
> three good passes 
> I've tried I've heard little if any packet activity
> at all. What am I 
> doing wrong here?
> Is it possible there is no activity on some of the
> passes? Even when 
> I've heard packets I've only successfully decoded
> one.
> Tnx for any advice or pointers someone could give,
> 73,
> Michael, W4HIJ
> AMSAT # 36017
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