[amsat-bb] Re: LOTW Satellite name for ISS ?

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Sat Dec 6 18:49:13 PST 2008

Most likely, it's simply destructive interference from too many people 
(especially those who can't hear themselves on the downlink) trying to 
access it at once...  all of the out-of-phase signals cancel each other out, 
but someone with a strong enough signal can capture it.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <n3tl at bellsouth.net>
To: "Tim Goodrich" <tim at timgoodrich.net>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 3:51 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: LOTW Satellite name for ISS ?

>I have a different view of the choppy nature of things - and I hope others 
>will jump in with information about it.
> I believe it has to do with the relative position of the antenna(s) on the 
> ISS and all the "stuff" connected to the station that run in different 
> directions. I can see how the antennas might be blocked from out "line of 
> sight" as this module or that solar array "gets in the way" on a given 
> pass.
> Any other thoughts about it out there?

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