[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Packet Question

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Feb 6 09:43:01 PST 2009

> Is there any one website where we 
> can get up-to-the minute news and info

Sure, On the ARISS PACKET system, you get up-to-the-second info
on the APRS page:

It shows you the last 100 or so stations and packets heard via

Just look at the AGE column and it shows TIME since last
packets. If the age is more than a few hours, you can guess that
ISS packet mode is off, or it is not currently over a ham radio
populated area.

Can't get any more up-to-date than that.

For example, yesterday we had not seen a packet in 19 hours or
so (the system was off) and today, then we are seeing packets,
so it is ON.


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