[amsat-bb] double-hop test

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Sun Jul 5 22:35:27 UTC 2015


As far as I can tell, my packets did not make the double hop from
Arizona through the ISS and NO-84. I could easily reach the ISS,
and was able to exchange messages with K7TRK & N7NEV. I
also saw Robert KO6TZ trying the double hop as well.

I know NO-84 responds to ARISS in the UNPROTO path, as I
saw that in action last weekend during Field Day and yesterday
when I tried to go through only NO-84. I had been using RS0ISS,
APRSAT based on a post by WB4APR recently. Had I used
RS0ISS, ARISS as my UNPROTO path, would the ISS key on
ARISS being in the path, or would it have used RS0ISS being
the first item in the path, leaving ARISS untouched for the next
station (NO-84) to use?

I want to keep an eye out on this, and give it another try sometime.
I missed out on the best chances to do this with the ISS and NO-44
earlier this year, although I enjoyed using NO-44 to make QSOs
when it was in more sunlight. I doubt I'll try this test while I'm on the
road later this week, but it is something I will try after the trip with
the ISS and NO-84 - if I see passes line up like these two did today.


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