[amsat-bb] ISS Unattended Beacon Theory (UBT) - PROVE ME WRONG!
wageners at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 16:58:43 UTC 2016
....now, at the end of the day, unattended use does no harm (other then
annoying a few folks) as long as there are others using it for a quick QSO.
If no one is available to "talk" it is not a problem for those that decide
to run unattended stations. It is a perception problem by those that expect
that on every ISS pass lots of folks just wait for quick preprogrammed or
live UISS messages and "QSOs". At least the unattended stations keep the
system in use because not to many other folks do. So lets increase the
numbers of operators, have AMSAT or someone create an award or something.
Blaming and shaming unattended use does not solve the lack of interest!
....and *no*, I do not run any unattended station and *yes*, i make the
occasional QSO since I like it.
My 2 cents,
On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 7:11 PM, Robert McGwier <rwmcgwier at gmail.com> wrote:
> That is what it is now Bob. It is people on the ground doing the bleeping
> and they are using it as a pseudo bent pipe transponder doing demod/remod
> constantly unattended. is that how it was intended to be used?
> Tell me how to stop this behavior without turning off UI? Or maybe you
> feel this is not a real impediment to comms. The originator of this thread
> seems to feel it is.
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 9:09 AM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> > Do you mean turn it into another BLEEPsat of our own making?..
> > -----Original Message-----
> > > Subject: ISS Unattended Beacon Theory (UBT) - PROVE ME WRONG!
> > >
> > > We should turn off digipeating of UI frames. One bit flip and it ends.
> > > The ISS can beacon but this activity will end.
> > > Bob
> > On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 12:52 PM, <skristof at etczone.com> wrote:
> > > A short exchange of name, QTH (Grid Square &/or state), then a QSL to
> > > acknowledge. Kind of like JT65 except faster than growing grass.
> > > I use... macros that can be set up with all the info, then sent with
> > > push of a button. It can be done if you're paying attention and catch
> > > the breaks between beacons.
> > > Steve AI9IN
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> Bob McGwier
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> Founder and Technical Advisor, HawkEye 360, Inc
> Research Professor Virginia Tech
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