[amsat-bb] Re: Re Choppy ISS signals
G0MRF at aol.com
Sun Dec 7 01:45:55 PST 2008
If you look at the received signal strength on the downlink, the crew are
saving the radios from overheating by having the squelch turned up. i.e. the
radios get a big rest over the oceans. Unless you put in a fairly large signal
then the squelch drops out and part of the transmission is lost. Result: It
In a message dated 06/12/2008 21:53:38 GMT Standard Time, n3tl at bellsouth.net
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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