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

Michael Tondee mat_62 at netcommander.com
Sat Dec 15 10:40:06 PST 2007

Success!!! I  just had a pass and I heard and decoded quite a few 
packets which showed up in the UIView terminal window.
I also had WA4AEJ in Florida show up on the map. On checking the 
website, he appears to be the only active APRS  station that was in the 
footprint at the same time I was. Now to work on the TX side. Thanks 
again to Roger, Andrew and everyone else for all of the advice!!
Michael W4HIJ
Roger Kolakowski wrote:
> Check here after or during a pass to see what is really happening that you
> are not hearing:
> http://www.ariss.net/
> Roger
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Michael Tondee" <mat_62 at netcommander.com>
> To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 11:43 PM
> Subject: [amsat-bb] ISS Packet activity? I'm having problems and
> gettingfrustrated
>> 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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