[amsat-bb] ISS packet now on 437.525 MHz?
dave.w8aas at verizon.net
Fri Dec 9 16:25:51 UTC 2016
I expect this is a mistake on the astronaut’s part, or possibly an error in the post-contact procedure. I’ll pass this on to the ARISS team in Houston. They can get a message up to correct this. At the very least, it should be resolved when the radio is turned on after the shutdown for the HTV docking on Tuesday.
> On Dec 9, 2016, at 10:40 AM, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> wrote:
> In the past few hours, I saw a tweet from JA0CAW mentioning that the
> ISS packet system was heard on 437.525 MHz, and there are some
> packets captured on ariss.net from the JA0CAW-6 gateway earlier
> today. Maybe the UHF radio was left on 437.525 MHz after the
> scheduled ARISS contact yesterday, instead of being put back on
> 437.550 MHz.
> Will the radio stay on 437.525 MHz for packet, or will it go back to
> 437.550 MHz? It's taken a little bit to get some gateway stations to
> listen to 437.550 MHz instead of - or, maybe, in addition to - the
> 145.825 MHz frequency still used by NO-44 and NO-84. It's not hard to
> deal with 437.525 MHz, either by changing the memories I've already
> put in my HTs, or setting up a new group of 5 memory channels with
> the frequencies 25 kHz lower.
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
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