[amsat-bb] APRS birds
scott23192 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 06:43:48 UTC 2017
The packet digipeater on the ISS has been off for a while, so you won't
hear anything from it on 145.825 until that is re-enabled.
You'll want to get familiar with the following website where stations are
listed when they're digipeated and the transmission from the ISS is heard
by an iGate:
... note in the "Station List" section that the last traffic was on 6-Dec.
As for "where the ISS is", you'll need tracking software on a PC or
smartphone to know when the ISS or any other satellite will be overhead.
Ask here or Google search for software suitable for whatever phone, PC, or
Mac computer you happen to use. There are also excellent websites that
show the track of one or more sats if that suits you better. You'll come
across several of those in a Google search as well & can decide which
presentation you like best.
On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:56 PM, Sean Waite <waisean at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any tips on knowing where the ISS is? I tried to catch it on a pass and
> couldn't get it to hear any of my beacons. Much harder than AO-91 which
> kind of blows your eardrums out the moment it crosses into your antenna's
> pattern. I was hoping that someone else would be beaconing and I could aim
> that way, but no dice.
> John, I notice in some of your videos you have the passes printed out on
> paper, do you do this with every pass you try and work?
> Sean WA1TE
> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 11:50 PM Sean Waite <waisean at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks Mac and John, those are very helpful. The D72 specific one gave me
> > enough keywords that I could search the manual in a more useful fashion.
> > This radio does a ton of stuff.
> > No passes until tomorrow, so I have some for some more reading.
> > 73,
> > Sean WA1TE
> > On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:18 PM John Brier <johnbrier at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Ignore the references to UHF. It's back on 145.825
> >> https://www.amsat.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/
> >> 73, John Brier KG4AKV
> >> On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:03 PM, Sean Waite <waisean at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > Hi all,
> >> >
> >> > There was a comment on the recent experimenters thread about using the
> >> APRS
> >> > birds. I'm new at this game - I've made 2 satellite QSOs so far - and
> >> would
> >> > love to know more. Is there a good document on how to use these
> >> satellites,
> >> > and maybe some tips on how to get a TH-D72A to do it? I've only used
> >> to
> >> > beacon APRS, messaging with the service isn't something I've tried.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks and 73,
> >> > Sean WA1TE
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