[amsat-bb] Expectations...

Kelley kshaddrick at jetup.net
Fri Jan 2 17:52:24 UTC 2015


Thanks JoAnne. I may have to revisit my antenna setup again at some 
point, but we're heading into a very cold spell here (double digits 
below zero), so it won't be soon.

To achieve an "offical" contact, what does one do? Do I just send "Hi 
JoAnne" and you send "Hi Kelley" back and that's it?

Where is the antenna located on the ISS? Does the shadowing always 
effect certain passes, say passes to the north or to the south? So far, 
I seem to have better luck with passes to the south.

Thanks,

Kelley - WØRK

On 1/1/2015 9:51 PM, JoAnne Maenpaa wrote:
> Hi Kelley,
>
>> On the third pass (about 40 degrees elevation at max and to
>> the south), I was able to digi via the ISS ...
> I "saw" you on that pass along with myself a couple of others at about that time:
>
> K9JKM]CQ,RS0ISS*,qAR,KA3HSW-5:=4211.29N/08827.08W-Greetings :-)
> WU9D]CQ,RS0ISS*,qAR,KA3HSW-5:CQ de WU9D via ARISS
> W9QO]STPX1V,RS0ISS*,SGATE,WIDE2-2,qAR,KA3HSW-5:'oIPl 
-/]
> W0RK]CQ,RS0ISS*,qAR,KA3HSW-5:Hello from Rice, MN
>
> I use a Yaesu FT-857D and a 3 element 2 meter yagi at 20° fixed elevation on a TV rotor. Getting through the ISS digi is sometimes spotty if you have a modest antenna and power. The lower power of Ericsson HT and current antenna on the ISS result in shadowing of the spacecraft structure. Some passes work better than others depending on the ISS relative position in the sky at your QTH.
>
> The higher power Kenwood rig and different antenna in the Russian segment was used for the SSTV transmissions last week. My small yagi received those signals fine business if I was within 45° azimuth.
>
> --
> 73 de JoAnne K9JKM
> k9jkm at amsat.org
> AMSAT VP User Services
>
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