[amsat-bb] Re: ISS V/U active and loud

David - KG4ZLB/MØZLB m0zlb at btinternet.com
Sat Jan 3 20:07:04 PST 2009

Really loud and strong signal even at 17 degree maximum for me - great 
to work Bill (NZ5N).

I would like to also publicly thank Erich for his fantastic help in 
getting my copy of SatPC32 ready for this mode and addition of PL tone - 
I didn't have to do anything except talk!

Thanks Erich!


Bill Dzurilla wrote:
> The ISS repeater will be in V/U mode through January 17, according to
> http://www.southgatearc.org/news/january2009/ariss_anniversary_update.htm .
> I just had a 20 degree pass and it was really loud, far louder than anything I've ever heard from AO-51 or any other bird.  Quite a lot of activity, I worked 6Y5RA, N4QWZ, YV5MM, and KG4ZLB.  Called N2EHG (good signal) several times but no answer.
> Note that this is NOT the usual ISS repeater configuration (used to be 70cm uplink, 2 meter downlink).  The downlink is now on 437.8, and the uplink is on 145.99 (67hz PL tone needed).
> 73, Bill NZ5N
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