[amsat-bb] Just received UAH ARISS contact - much harder to rx than normal. Arrow antenna problem?

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Fri Feb 19 18:18:19 UTC 2016

The default is to use the handheld from the Columbus module. In some
cases a mobile rig from the russian segment is used which is much
stronger. The orientation of the ISS and the movements of solar panels
also make a difference. So normally the same radio/antenna combination
as the packet is used, so coverage/signal should be similar.

Which contact are you comparing the signal to (date/time)? What was
the max elevation of that contact and what was your max elevation this

(There is a plan to replace the faulty mobile rig in the colombus
module at some stage)

On 19/02/2016, JoAnne K9JKM <joanne.k9jkm at gmail.com> wrote:
> It sounded to me like the ISS was using the 5 watt Ericsson HT instead of
> the higher power Kenwood rig. I've noticed that the signal strength varies
> with the position of the ISS with respect to my station when working packet
> via their HT. I'm running on a vertical until the weather improves to get
> my
> yagi back up.
> --
> 73 de JoAnne K9JKM
> k9jkm at amsat.org

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