[amsat-bb] ISS - watch it as you work it!

Paul Stoetzer n8hm at arrl.net
Sat Dec 5 00:04:58 UTC 2015

I saw it here in DC too. Didn't take the TH-D7A(G) out to try the
digipeater though.

My dream for portable satellite tracking is a Google Glass satellite
tracking app that provides a heads up display!


Paul, N8HM

On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 7:01 PM, Scott <scott23192 at gmail.com> wrote:

> With a clear sky tonight and wanting to do some antenna experimentation, I
> found myself sitting outside with the laptop as the ISS flew almost
> directly over.
> I have to confess that it felt very strange to work the packet digipeater
> on the ISS at the same time that I was looking up and actually SEEING the
> thing fly over.  If I had been holding the Arrow antenna in my hand instead
> of having it on a tripod, the visual target sure would have made it easier
> to point at!  Too bad all of the cubesats aren't visible for antenna
> pointing like that.
> Anyway, whether you're working the packet digipeater, monitoring an ARISS
> school QSO, or receiving special event SSTV images from the ISS, if you get
> a chance to make the radio connection at the same time that you can look up
> and see it fly over, I highly recommend it!
> -Scott, K4KDR
> Montpelier, VA  USA
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