[amsat-bb] Any current 2 meter usage by ISS?
n4hf.philip at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 15:11:30 UTC 2017
Thanks Dan. I just wasn't sure if the equipment used for 2 meter voice was
also out of commission since VHF packet is down...and you have answered my
On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:05 AM, Daniel Cussen <dan at post.com> wrote:
> >But is the 2 meter voice frequency of 145.800 being used, either for
> >random contacts by the astronauts, or for school contacts?
> 145.800 is being used for most/all USA direct or USA ARISS telebridge
> Very strong voice signal as it is using a powerful radio.
> John Glenn Middle School, Maplewood MN, direct via KØJDD
> The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be NA1SS
> The scheduled astronaut is Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD
> Contact is a go for: Wed 2017-02-22 18:47:59 UTC 25 deg (***)
> 145.800 is the default unless a UHF frequency is specified
> On 15/02/2017, Philip Jenkins <n4hf.philip at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm one of the instructors for a Technician class course; I'll be
> > the specialized communication section (e.g. satellites, EME, APRS,
> > fox-hunting) among other topics.
> > I'd like to give those students who are already interested sat comms
> > info so that they can start listening to ISS and the FM sats NOW; the
> > specialized comms topic doesn't come up until a little more than midway
> > through the course.
> > As a teaser, I plan to give them the downlink frequencies from ISS and FM
> > sats, explain tuning for doppler a little, and show them how to use the
> > Pass Predictions page on AMSAT.ORG.
> > I know that ISS packet is currently only on UHF (not VHF), but is the 2
> > meter voice frequency of 145.800 being used, either for random contacts
> > the astronauts, or for school contacts?
> > None of them currently have packet/APRS gear, so I'm focusing only on
> > voice contacts at least until the class ends (but I'll mention both of
> > those when I do my more lengthy presentation in about a month).
> > So, in short, my question is - is 2 meters being used at all right now
> > voice from ISS? If not, are random contacts being made on a UHF
> > (I don't see a UHF voice downlink frequency listed in the 2016 "Getting
> > Started with Amateur Satellites" book.)
> > Thanks
> > Philip N4HF
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