[sarex] Re: Possible ISS simplex operation, m
tmcgrane at suffolk.lib.ny.us
Sun Aug 20 14:30:28 PDT 2006
Hello miles and thanks for the post.
Do you know if one of the antenna ports will support Ultra-HF?
As I recall, the antennas were installed in a prior spacewalk.
I looked for equipment info on the amsat and RAC websites but could'nt
I'm all set and educated basically for SSTV, thanks. 73, pat
On Sun, 20 Aug 2006, MM wrote:
> Current ISS setup.
> Ericsson VHF is in FBG Module, Used for Schools and
> other stuff. We only have a 2-meter mono band antenna
> access in the FGB Module.
> This radio has the Speaker Disabled. It can only be
> used when wearing the David Clark Head sets.
> No speaker audio available at this time.
> Ericcson UHF. Sitting in a locker some where on ISS
> Kenwood D700 VHF/UHF, located the in Service Module,
> Active, used for SSTV , packet and other stuff.
> Connected to multi band antenna.
> Has working speaker and microphone.
> Located near the Dinner table.
> There are 3 Unused Multiband antenna port avaliable in
> Service Module.
> --- McGrane <tmcgrane at suffolk.lib.ny.us> wrote:
> > Greetings to kenneth and the group
> > After digesting all the exchanges about ISS simplex,
> > I think kenneth has
> > the right solution. Thanks for your civil exchanges
> > and flexibility.
> > Can NASA coordinate with the ISS astronauts to
> > monitor and use the
> > Ericsson Ultra-HF radio equipment for simplex
> > operation?
> > It would be greatly appreciated.
> > Many amateurs have tracking programs and would know
> > when to call.
> > The astronauts and cosmonauts could monitor the
> > radio lightly squelched
> > while they are awake.
> > I'm confident, if they heard people calling them,
> > they would answer as
> > they are available aside from normal
> > resonsibilities.
> > As kenneth indicated, the frequency is 437.550 Mhz
> > plus or minus about 10
> > Khz doppler. I've already set up 5 memories on my
> > FT8800 with ascending
> > and descending frequency splits and I have a good
> > idea what memories to
> > use at what time during the satellite pass.
> > If you guys could let the crew know we want to call
> > them it would be
> > appreciated!
> > Thanks kenneth!
> > Patrick, N2OEQ
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