[amsat-bb] ISS Repeater
n1jez at burlingtontelecom.net
Wed Dec 31 04:01:22 PST 2008
Got on the ISS Repeater this morning during the 1127 UTC pass here in
Vermont FN34im. No one else heard.
I took the opportunity to play with doppler/power/antenna
As suspected, everything needs to be pretty much right on for good access.
By paying close attention to AZ/El and Doppler, I was able to hold the
repeater down to less than 5 degree El. Even at my power level, 2-3 kHz
seemed to be the maximum error on doppler. Power here was set at ~ 5 kW
EIRP. I did drop 10 dB and still got in as the ISS passed overhead. (33
Unfortunately that was the last pass I can get on...
Did I read there was the possibility of 2.4 GHz operation? I have a
transverter and 60 watts that I can use. That would be fun!!
"A closed mouth gathers no feet"
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