[amsat-bb] TH-D72A through ISS digipeater?

John Brier johnbrier at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 11:27:44 UTC 2015

Hey all, thanks to a nice email from Patrick Stoddard and the others,
and actually reading the manual way past my bed time, I managed to
digipeat through the ISS this morning. I actually planned on just
RXing to be safe but while my screen showed the info of a station
repeatedly beaconing I clicked a random button on my radio to clear
the display and it happened to be my beacon button! it was quickly
digipeated back by RS0ISS. I can see it on ariss.net now.

20150908100716 : KG4AKV-5]3U4U5Y,RS0ISS*,qAR,W0JW-6:'jGX K\]My 1st
time digipeating thru the ISS! FM05=

Very cool! Now to get a QSO. I might have to get a friend to track and
hold the antenna while I type very slowly T9word style like on the old
cell phones.

73, John, KG4AKV

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 7:09 AM, Steve Kristoff <skristof at etczone.net> wrote:
> I was under the impression that we were voluntarily not digipeating through
> NO-44 due to the problem it causes over Great Britain, switching over to the
> North American terrestrial APRS frequency under certain conditions. GB and
> Europe don't use the same terrestrial APRS frequency so the satellite causes
> interference with other two meter operations.
> Has that changed?
> Steve
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Stoetzer" <n8hm at arrl.net>
> To: "Rick Tejera" <saguaroastro at cox.net>
> Cc: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
> Sent: Monday, September 07, 2015 9:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] TH-D72A through ISS digipeater?
>> Just a slight correction - the frequency is 145.825. W3ADO-1 is
>> necessary for NO-44 in it's current condition, but NO-84 should
>> respond to ARISS, PSAT, or APRSAT when the digipeater is on.
>> 73,
>> Paul, N8HM
> Steve Kristoff
> skristof at etczone.com
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