[amsat-bb] Re: ISS V/U active and loud
ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 4 00:06:02 PST 2009
Agreed! I just worked N4QWZ in Tennessee, and W5GLD in Texas, on a low pass from central California. The last exchange was with the Station at less than a degree elevation, plus or minus a couple, and it only a little scratchy before dropping off. Are you sure it's running low power?
Thanks to the ARISS team, and the folks up on the Station!
> Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 19:55:42 -0800
> From: billdz.geo at yahoo.com
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] ISS V/U active and loud
> 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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