[amsat-bb] Re: Please check my settings for ISS

Curt Nixon cptcurt at flash.net
Thu Jan 8 16:31:17 PST 2009

The ISS repeater is indeed in "upside down" mode V/u right now.  (The 
frequencies listed are correct.  It has been very busy for evening 
passes for the last couple of nites...If your timing is correct, you 
wont have nay trouble hearing it--even low.

Double check your tracking program keps by going to one of the on-line 
pass prediction sites.

Hope this helps.


Wayne Estes wrote:
> Mike WB1AAT wrote:
> I've tried listening to a few passes (as high as 70 degrees) the last 2 
> days and heard nothing but silence. I must be doing something wrong. 
> Can the group confirm I am doing this right for the current cross band 
> repeater?
> My Xmit is 145.99 tone 67 hz
> My RX is 437.8
> My radios, antennas, preamps, and such are fine as I can still work 
> SO-50, AO-51, and FO-29. What gives?
> Wayne W9AE replies:
> Somebody posted those frequencies a couple days ago, but it seems 
> "backwards" to me.  I thought ISS downlinks were ALWAYS on 2m.
> I keep missing the ISS passes the last couple days, but I've loaded the 
> above frequencies and the reverse into Doppler.SQF on SatPC32, so I can 
> hopefully confirm which is the correct uplink/downlink for the crossband 
> repeater.
> The last time I worked the crossband repeater the downlink was 
> definitely on 2m, but that was probably using the "standard" crossband 
> repeater pair of 437.8 MHz up and 145.8 MHz down.
> When you do finally hear the crossband repeater, speak softly or turn 
> the microphone gain way down.  The crossband repeater's audio is easily 
> overloaded even when you transmit in FM-narrow mode (3 kHz deviation).
> Wayne Estes W9AE
> Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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