[amsat-bb] Re: Thanks to ARISS team

David - KG4ZLB/MØZLB m0zlb at btinternet.com
Fri Jan 16 14:23:19 PST 2009

Mmmm.. I just re-read the article on the AMSAT home page cos' the 15th 
January date didn't ring a bell for the end of the event.

If I read the article correctly, the specially configured x-band stays 
on to the 17th, yet in the next paragraph, it does confirm Andy's 
assertion that the event only runs till the 15th!

I guess two days isn't going to make much difference either way, 
especially as the current config resembles the zoo on AO-51 in default 
mode during the week :-D

Question though - what happens after January 17th......? Anyone know?


andy thomas wrote:
> Now that we have passed the Jan 15th end of the ARISS commemorative event I'd like to thank the ARISS team for this exciting and educational experience through the ISS repeater, on data, and with other downlinks.
> I have found it a very stimulating experience, using the various different modes, and indeed reminding me why I bought my IC-910 in the first place, hi! 
> It's sharpened up my act on a number of things including
> *properly modulating my 9k6 tx with an external Symek TNC
> *configuring RX with AGWPE and UISS at 9k6
> *my best orbit for an antenna without a rotator, set for MaxEl
> *Choosing FM-narrow on V uplink
> *using the telebridge via echolink for school contacts
> *the late update of the keps after an ISS orbit boost
> and a host of other fine details.
> It was also very stimulating to have qsos with other amateurs trying to get through the repeater for the first time.
> Next I have to move to Mode L ... another techie challenge! One day I'll speak to the crew too, as I have done with Mir, in another generation, it seems.
> thanks again
> 73 de andy G0SFJ
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